During the daylight hours the army cutworm moths seek shelter in cracks and crevices including those found in houses and other buildings. The moths begin to emerge from these locations at dusk to resume their feeding and westward migration.
Pheromone traps have been established at several locations in eastern Nebraska to monitor for several spring migrants to Nebraska; black cutworm, variegated cutworm and true armyworm moths. Find the latest report here.
The western bean cutworm is a pest of corn and dry bean. Typically, control is achieved by pyrethroids or transgenic traits. However, control with pyrethroids may prove difficult and transgenic traits are not available for dry bean. Biological control may prove to be a useful tool for growers of both crops.