Black Cutworm: April - June
Selecting a county that is colored in on the map will show a graph of this year’s catches at the site.
Black cutworm has a large range of hosts, but in the Midwest it is a major pest in corn production.
Management practices include insecticides or Bt corn hybrids, though Bt is less effective when high levels of larvae are present. Weed control and tillage in the spring may reduce the attractiveness of that field for egg-laying.