ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Armyworms are on the march in parts of New York.
State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine says his agency has received numerous reports from farmers that armyworms have severely impacted parts of New York, especially in western New York. They've also been reported in northern and eastern New York and the Finger Lakes.
New York's last significant infestation was in 2008. The moth overwinters in the South and in some years, flies up to New York laying eggs that hatch into worm-like caterpillars.
Armyworms got their name because they can move in a mass, marching from one destroyed field to the next. They feed at night.
Armyworms are easily controlled chemically. More information can be gotten from the Cornell Cooperative Extension
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