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Cutworm

Scientific Name
Peridroma saucia
Scientific Author
(Hübner)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Noctuinae)

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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Stems
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Grasses
  • Pastures
  • Ornamentals
  • Leaves
  • Sugarcane

Description

Variegated cutworms are general feeders of vegetable crops, cereals, ornamentals, fruit and forage crops have been damaged. Other vegetable crops include cabbage, celery, and potato. Elsewhere they are a major pest of peppermint (Berry & Shields, 1980). Larvae are also known to damage tomato fruit in other parts of the world. Other hosts are carnation, chrysanthemum and sugarcane. Refer to Rings, Johnson, and Arnold (1976) for an extensive list of plant hosts.  (See references)

 

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http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/crop/Type/peridrom.htm

 

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On PESTD Pest List


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