It was quite a surprise today (June 18) when I received an e-mail confirming the first capture of an adult western bean cutworm in Iowa for 2007. Ben Linn, and previously his sister Sara, have operated a blacklight trap on their parents' farm near Correctionville in Woodbury County now for six years. Their earliest collection of an adult western bean cutworm has previously been June 24 but sometimes coming as late as July 10 (Table 1). Ben sent a photograph showing the moth on the day's newspaper.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Earliest capture ever for western bean cutworm in Iowa" (2007). Integrated Crop Management News. 1063.
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