Pests and Diseases forum: Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellowstriped armyworm) - evil spawn of Satan!!!

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
Aug 22, 2016 10:23 PM CST
Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellowstriped armyworm) is the evil spawn of Satan!!!

I had 4 2-gal containers all with about 1/2-3/4-inch sprouts of kale. The yellowstriped armyworm caterpillars ate every bit of them within about 2 days

They also got all of my new cherry tomato sprouts and I found one hammering a pepper plant today.


ARRGGHHHHHH!!!!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 23, 2016 6:04 AM CST
- And part of my pasture.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 6, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Are your armyworms the same as mine?

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I usually leave them alone, as long as they're eating the weeds... Birds gotta eat too...
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Sep 12, 2016 1:06 PM CST
stone said:Are your armyworms the same as mine?
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I usually leave them alone, as long as they're eating the weeds... Birds gotta eat too...


Very similar but they are variable. Two photos below were taken within 3 days of each other. Decimated all four pots of kale and several pepper plants. The birds aren't doing their jobs. I took over.



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