Living With Green Cloverworm

Green Cloverworm

Green Cloverworm Moth

Green Cloverworm moths, Plathypena scalar, have reached large numbers in Indiana this year. They are primarily a southern species that migrates into Indiana. They can be a pest of soybeans in the South and Midwestern states occasionally report damage. However, the large numbers of adults do are not accompanied by crop damage this year in Indiana.

The increased numbers of green cloverworm adults correlate with hot humid air masses that afflicted Indiana this August. The black, triangular-shaped moths are attracted to light and made appearances on screens across the area. Naturally, people object when the come indoors. However, my cat thinks they are a new toy.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
This entry was posted in by jjneal, Environment. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Living With Green Cloverworm

  1. Pingback: Living With Green Cloverworm – Entomo Planet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s