Armyworm

armywormArmyworm Senior only

Scientific name: Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth)
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Facts: Armyworm moths are a medium gray in color. They are distinguished by a single small white spot which always occurs in the front wing.

Armyworm larvae are dark green to greenish-brown with three stripes on each side: first a pale orange white-bordered stripe, next a dark brown almost blackish stripe, and below another pale orange stripe edged with white on the upper side. They are about 1 1/2 inches long when full grown. Armyworm larvae prefer grasses, corn and small grains.

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