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robert payer
07-30-2002, 11:41 PM
Why are moths attracted to lawns with grubs? What is their relationship? Some good technical would be appreciated.

Thanks!

1MajorTom
07-31-2002, 12:34 AM
I believe you are referring to sod webworms instead of grubs. I could be wrong as I am no expert though.

Sod webworms are larvae of small grey moths (lawn moths) with a 1-inch wingspan. When they are not flying their wings are held close to the body, giving them a tubular appearance. Moths hide in grass during the day and if disturbed (such as when mowing the lawn) they fly in a short zigzag pattern. They usually fly at night, dropping their eggs over the lawn.

ipm
07-31-2002, 12:36 AM
I think any time you have turf that is infested with larvae(grubs, webworms etc.) you are going to have flying insects(moths, beetles, billbugs, etc)

More than likely the moths(flying insects are laying their eggs, etc.)