[NAFEX] little dark worms

derry and bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Sun May 8 23:12:28 EDT 2005


My guess is cutworms. They are 'caterpillars' of a moth.

Grey, soft-bodied fat, and curl into a C when picked up.

Voracious appetites. Mom lays hundreds of eggs once she finds a good spot. Will
come out at night to eat seedlings, vegetation.

Derry

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Derry Walsh & Bill Chase
wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
phone/fax (604) 856-9316
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: Little dark colored worms.
: Not earthworms, not red wigglers.............
: They are perhaps 1 to 1.5" long, dark brown, not slimy.
: They are everywhere in the soil.
: They immediately curl into a coil if you handle them.
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: Does anybody know what they are?
: Should they be ignored or killed?
: They seem to like the root area of my Saskatoon plants.
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: Richard Murphy
: New Sharon, ME  Zone 4
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