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Moths, Grubs and relationships?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by robert payer, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Why are moths attracted to lawns with grubs? What is their relationship? Some good technical would be appreciated.

  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    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.
  3. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    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.)

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