Sod Webworm is a thick caterpillar up to 25mm long with a pale green-brown body that is marked with characteristic dark spots along its length When it matures it becomes a moth with a wing span of 2.5cm.
- General Information
Female Sod Webworm moths drop their non-adhesive eggs onto turf while flying at night. The eggs fall into the thatch and hatch within 10 days, depending on the temperature. Peak hatching is early summer and continues throughout the summer months. Sod Webworms feed on tender leaves and stems, causing physical injury and openong areas of plant tissue for infection. Damage first appears as small brown patches, often mistaken for fungal disease.
- Treating Solutions
For the control of African Black Beetle, Argentine Stem Weevil, Argentinian Scarab, Billbugs and other insect pests in turf.
Tempo Xtra is registered to control 9 pests, including difficult insects to control such as Argentine Stem Weevil, and Couch Mite.
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