a1rm3yorm250pxFun Fact Friday – Armyworms

  • Travel during the night.
  • Cannot survive freezing temperatures.
  • Armyworms chew the foliage of grasses and grain crops.
  • Armyworm ranges in size from 1/16 inch to 1 1/3 inches.
  • A stripe runs down the middle of the back while one stripe is present on each side.
  • Armyworm caterpillar larvae have stripes running the length of their body during the fall.
  • Armyworms are hairless caterpillars ranging from yellow-green in color to a dark brown or gray color.
  • On the upper side of each abdominal segment on the Armyworm, you will find four dark circular spots.
  • After exhausting their food supply, Armyworms travel and feed in large numbers from field to field in search of food.