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True Armyworms Reported in the Region

True armyworms can be identified by the stripes that run the length of the body and the dark spots on the abdominal prolegs. (Photo taken by Stacy Hambelton from a farm near Gainesville, Mo.)

True armyworms (Mythimna unipuncta) have been found in grass pastures, wheat, and corn fields in the area.  The major damage to tall fescue and other grass pastures is destruction of plant foliage along with some cutting of seed heads.  Heavy ...

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