Armyworm Insect Trap Data
Armyworm moths are a uniform pale brownish-gray with approximately 1-1/2 inch wing span. A single, small but prominent white dot is present in the center of each fore wing. 50 to 150 spherical gray eggs. Egg masses will usually hatch in 3 to 5 days.Adult armyworm moths may fly as early as March in Kentucky. The larval stage will occure mid-May through June. Infestations usually develop in small grain or grass fields. Cool, wet springs favor armyworm development.
For additional information see IPM-2 Kentucky Integrated Crop Management Manual for Corn, EntFact-109 Armyworms in Corn, Armyworms in Small Grains and True Armyworm Scout Info Sheet.
To view the data that includes temperature and accumulated degree days you will need Microsoft Excel®.
University of Kentucky Research Center, Princeton,KY
University of Kentucky Spindletop Farm, Lexington, KY
Insect trap data are provided for educational purposes only. Weather data provided by the University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center and Kentucky Mesonet. Weather data if used for legal purposes must be certified by NCDC, National Climate Data Center.