Garden Pests: Cutworms

Learn these tips on how to defeat cutworms, one of the most destructive garden foes.



Cutworm 1
A young pepper seedling falls to the incisive bite of a subterranean cutworm.
PHOTO: RON WEST
Cutworm 2
The variegated cutworm (Peridroma saucia) is one of the most common of the climbing cutworms.
RON WEST
Cutworm 3
This yellow-striped armyworm (Spodoptera ornithogalli) specializes in defoliating young garden plants.
RON WEST
Cutworm 4
The drab-colored moth is the adult form of the variegated cutworm.
RON WEST

















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