Canola Watch quiz – Cutworm

Four questions to improve your cutworm scouting skills.

1. Which common cutworm species tends to thrive in dry conditions?
2. How could cutworm scouting change in dry conditions?
3. If you suspect cutworms are the cause of bare patches in a field, where do you look for cutworms?
4. Cutworms can be confused with other worm-like insects and critters in the soil. The book "Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies" lists four worm-like insects that could be confused with cutworm: Crane fly larvae, millipedes, white grubs and wireworms. Which of the following is a unique distinguishing feature of cutworms when compared to those other four insects?