Photo 1. Mature larva of black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon. Note the wide light coloured band down the back.
Photo 2. Mature caterpillar of black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon, curling when disturbed. Note the scattered black spots over the body.
Photo 3. Adult moth of the black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon. Note the small curved (kidney-shaped) patterns towards the tips of the wings and black dagger-like marks through them.
Black cutworm, greasy cutworm
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2013) Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm). Crop Protection Compendium (www.cabi.org/cpc); and from Capinera JL (2012) Featured Creatures: Black cutworm. UF/IFAS, University of Florida. (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/black_cutworm.htm). Photo 1 Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org. Photo 2 Adam Sisson, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org. Photo 3 Ian Kimber, Bugwood.org; Photo 4 Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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