Western bean cutworm (WBC) moths have been reported in several Iowa counties. The first reported moth of 2012 was captured in Benton County, located in the east central part of the state, on June 18th. With the higher than average accumulated heat units, moths may have emerged prior to this date, before traps were in place.
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Sisson, Adam J.; Jesse, Laura C. H.; and Hodgson, Erin W., "Western Bean Cutworm Scouting Update 2012" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 214.
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