Transient Depredation of Early Spring Range; Spotted Cutworms [Amathes c-nigrum (L.)] as a Possible Cause
CitationLaunchbaugh, J. L., & Owensby, C. E. (1982). Transient depredation of early spring range; spotted cutworms (Amathes c-nigrum (L.)) as a possible cause. Journal of Range Management, 35(4), 538-539.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractDestructive feeding by insects delayed early spring development of native shortgrass range nearly 2 months. Although the perennial grasses and most forbs recovered, growth of several plant species was prevented completely for one growing season. Evidence indicated spotted cutworm [Amathes c-nigrum (L.)] larvae may have been responsible.