Order / Family
Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
Common Names
The common cutworm, turnip moth (Agrotis segetum); the greasy cutworm, black cutworm, tobacco cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon)
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3.1.08 sr: notes ana: match the host plants list with the respective datasheets; although cutworms have many host plants, they are no major pests of all of them, therefore they have not been included in all datasheets of the above mentioned crops; s. by monitoring and decision making: pheromone traps are not available locally. economic threshold for which crop? where? under which conditions?;

natural enemies

Predators:1. Ground beetle
2. Lacewing
3. Praying mantis
4. Weaver ant
5. Nematodes: Steinernema carpocapsae and Steinernema feltiae (OISAT)

Ana: Delete. All this detail is not very useful to farmers, alternatively (if you want to keep it) move it to datasheet on natural enemies.
Braconid: Snellenius manilae (We do not know if this parasitoid is present in East Africa).

Notes for REVIEW

mh, 27.6.09 Header/host plants: Coffee and Pigeon pea were lost - though, on these crops a specific pestmodule is missing. Check info on pheromone trap (if its not included here it should be transfered to trap datasheet correctly) What happened to Erics comments re: natural enemies (oisat), spinosad and pyrethrum? Have reintroduced a lost part below of ashes (second sentence) and on 'stick'

A.M. Varela, icipe
Is this a Minor Pest?
Scientific Name

Agrotis spp. (Agrotis segetum and A. ipsilon)

Pest Type
Common names; The common cutworm, turnip moth ([i]Agrotis segetum[/i]); the greasy cutworm, black cutworm, tobacco cutworm ([i]Agrotis ipsilon[/i])