A young pepper seedling falls to the incisive bite of a subterranean cutworm.
PHOTO: RON WEST
The variegated cutworm (Peridroma saucia) is one of the most common of the climbing cutworms.
This yellow-striped armyworm (Spodoptera ornithogalli) specializes in defoliating young garden plants.
The drab-colored moth is the adult form of the variegated cutworm.