No. 3 Article 4/April 8, 2005

Spring Moth Flights Have Begun

A few more black cutworms were caught in pheromone traps this week. Mike Roegge, crop systems educator, Adams/Brown Unit, reported his first cutworm catch of the season in Adams County this past week. In eastern Illinois, Doug Gucker of Piatt County Extension and Dawn Thomson of Pioneer reported the first black cutworms of the season in Piatt and Coles counties, respectively. Ron Hines's trap line continues to be active catching not only black cutworm moths but also armyworm moths this week. These armyworm moths will lay eggs for the first armyworm generation this spring.--Kelly Cook

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