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Cutworms


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Symptoms

Some cutworms feed on leaves, buds, or fruits; others feed on the underground portions of plants. Stems of young plants are eaten and severed at ground level. Damaged plants wilt and die.

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Cutworms are caterpillars. They are dull grey, brown, or black, and may be striped or spotted. They are stout, soft-bodied and smooth and curl up tightly when disturbed.

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