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anyone know this pest?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by back_lash, May 18, 2008.

  1. back_lash

    back_lash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

  2. hobbsd

    hobbsd LawnSite Senior Member
    from west wi
    Messages: 448

    looks like a terd:confused:
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    It could be a cutworm pupa. But many other moth pupas look similar to that one so its kinda hard to tell. You may want to put it in a jar with lid and holes and wait for it to emerge to find out what it is for sure.
  4. back_lash

    back_lash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    thanks. Its definatly a cutworm pupa. Is there anyway to kill these things? not much info on the web on these things. Im worried they are going to wreck my lawn
  5. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    garfield beetle.
  6. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I'm at the house right now, but I'm sure that Merit is labeled for cutworms. Just curious, but did you find them on the West side of the property?
  7. back_lash

    back_lash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I found them in my backyard, which faces south. I found them when I was digging some holes for some plants. There are probably more, hopefully I can find an insecticide that will kill them like Sevin with carbaryl
  8. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Moths seem (To me, anyway) to take advantage of the late afternoon sun when laying their eggs. Not that that counts for anything. Just something I've noticed over the years.
  9. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,470

    do you have noticable damage?
    if you really think they need to be treated
    you may be better off using trichlorfon
    merit would likely only surpress these at best

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