×
Home By State All Caterpillars Butterfly Caterpillars Moth Caterpillars BugFinder


Army Cutworm


Cutworms chew away at the roots of plants, making them an agricultural and backyard pest.


HOME
CATERPILLARS
BUTTERFLY CATERPILLARS
MOTH CATERPILLARS
BY STATE
BUGFINDER

Loading SVG image placeholder
1/4
Image Credit: Image copyright www.CaterpillarIdentification.org; No Reproduction Permitted
Full-sized image of the Thumbnail image of the
2/4
Image Credit: Image copyright www.CaterpillarIdentification.org; No Reproduction Permitted
Full-sized image #2 of the Thumbnail image #2 of the
3/4
Image Credit: Image copyright www.CaterpillarIdentification.org; No Reproduction Permitted
Full-sized image #3 of the Thumbnail image #3 of the
4/4
Image Credit: Image copyright www.CaterpillarIdentification.org; No Reproduction Permitted
Full-sized image #4 of the Thumbnail image #4 of the


TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Euxoa
Species: auxiliaris

Caterpillar Details



The Army Cutworm becomes the Army Cutworm Moth or Miller Moth.

Description:
brown, tan, brown head, back stripe, black side dots, pest
There are many types of cutworms, and they are collectively considered plant pests. Like the Army Cutworm, many are olive, brown, or drab gray, making it easier to hide on and in the soil. Small black dots are spaced apart on the body and the Army Cutworm has a pale band that runs down the 'spine'. It is a plump caterpillar that curls up, tucking its head under itself, when exposed or threatened.

The cutworm literally cuts away at the roots of a plant while feeding on it, which can kill the plant. This particular species chews at grass roots. Lawns and turf can die back due to its nibbling, so it is considered a nuisance if not a pest.

The adult moth is called the Army Cutworm Moth and has two pairs of reniform spots on its brown and tan wings. Look for females in autumn on grass as they start to lay eggs that will overwinter.

Army Cutworm Video



Army Cutworm, slowly digging into wet soil.
Videos from our parent site www.InsectIdentification.org.

Army Cutworm Diet



grass

Territorial Areas



Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico.
Alaska  
Hawaii  
Prince Edward Is.  
State of Alabama graphic
State of Arizona graphic
State of Arkansas graphic
State of California graphic
State of Colorado graphic
State of Delware graphic
State of Florida graphic
State of Georgia graphic
State of Idaho graphic
State of Illinois graphic
State of Indiana graphic
State of Iowa graphic
State of Kansas graphic
State of Kentucky graphic
State of Louisiana graphic
State of Maine graphic
State of Maryland graphic
State of Michigan graphic
State of Minnesota graphic
State of Mississippi graphic
State of Missouri graphic
State of Montana graphic
State of Nebraska graphic
State of Nevada graphic
State of New England graphic
State of New Jersey graphic
State of New Mexico graphic
State of New York graphic
State of North Carolina graphic
State of North Dakota graphic
State of Ohio graphic
State of Oklahoma graphic
State of Oregon graphic
State of Pennsylvania graphic
State of South Carolina graphic
State of South Dakota graphic
State of Tennessee graphic
State of Texas graphic
State of Utah graphic
State of Virginia graphic
State of Washington graphic
State of West Virginia graphic
State of Wisconsin graphic
State of Wyoming graphic
Canadian territory of Alberta graphic
Canadian territory of British Columbia graphic
Canadian territory of Manitoba graphic
Canadian territory of New Brunswick graphic
Canadian territory of Newfoundland and Labrador graphic
Canadian territory of Ontario graphic
Canadian territory of Quebec graphic
Canadian territory of Saskatchewan graphic
Territory map graphic of the country of Mexico
Contiguous United States shape map layer graphic
The map above showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Army Cutworm may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.*NOTE: States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Army Cutworm. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


The CaterpillarIdentification.org logo, its written content, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and is protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. The material presented across this site is for entertainment value and should not be construced as usable for scientific research or medical advice (insect bites, etc...) Please consult licensed, degreed professionals for such information. By submitting images to us (CaterpillarIdentification.org) you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Disclaimer as it pertains to "User-Submitted Content". Images can be submitted to caterpillaridentificationorg at gmail.com.

Part of the Insect Identification network of sites that includes InsectIdentification.org, ButterflyIdentification.org, and BeetleIdentification.org.


www.CaterpillarIdentification.org • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2019-