Tropical sod webworm Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

  • Nastaran Tofangsazie
  • Steven P. Arthurs
  • Ronald Cherry

Abstract

Tropical sod webworm Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenee (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (EENY541/IN968)

Tropical sod webworm larvae are destructive pests of warm season turfgrasses in the southeastern U.S., especially on newly established sod, lawns, athletic fields, and golf courses. Larval feeding damage reduces turfgrass aesthetics, vigor, photosynthesis and density. The first sign of damage is often caused by differences in grass height in areas where larvae are feeding. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Nastaran Tofangsazie, Steven P. Arthurs, and Ronald Cherry, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, November 2012.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in968

Mature tropical sod webworm larvae feeding in thatch.
Published
2012-11-30
How to Cite
Tofangsazie, N., Arthurs, S., & Cherry, R. (2012). Tropical sod webworm Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae). EDIS, 2012(11). Retrieved from https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/120309
Section
Historical Fact Sheets