UF-IFAS Pest Alert: Granulate Cutworm by Capinera (UF)

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Adult of the granulate cutworm, Feltia subterranea (Fabricius). Photograph by Lyle J. Buss, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida.

 

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Larva of the granulate cutworm, Feltia subterranea (Fabricius). Photograph by John L. Capinera, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida.

The granulate cutworm, Feltia subterranea (Fabricius) is the most commonly occurring cutworm in Florida, though it is rarely numerous enough to be a major pest. It is nocturnal through most of its life, and lacks distinctive features in the larval and adult stage, so it often is overlooked, and its activities and damage are not fully appreciated.

Author: John L. Capinera, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida.

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/granulate_cutworm.htm

Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman (gillett@ufl.edu ) is the editor of UF-IFAS Featured Creatures publications and submitted content for this UF-IFAS Pest Alert.