View Full Version : Sod webworm moth?

08-02-2008, 12:52 PM
Found usually in the AM hours fluttering in front of the mowers. Can anyone confirm?


08-02-2008, 04:39 PM
It's not sod webworm, but it might be a "tropical sod webworm", but being up north I haven't seen any of the tropical type... my pics indicate that the head should be more pointed, but the wing markings look right. Regular sod web worm moths look like a thin, bleached, straight twig. The tropicals have a much wider wing when at rest like the one in your pic.

08-02-2008, 05:23 PM
Look for small oval shaped cottony masses on undersides of eaves, lawn furniture and tree branches. Once you see those, the caterpilars will hatch out of those in about 10-14 days and drop into the lawn to start feeding. In the tropics, I get to deal with this 12 months out of the year

08-05-2008, 05:30 PM
not sod webworm, but i dont know what it is