Cutworms are dull-colored caterpillars ranging in length from 1 to 2 inches when fully grown. The color
and markings of their bodies blend well with the soil, where they are frequently found, especially during
Cutworms feed on blossoms and leaves of many ornamental plants. New shoots may be eaten partway through.
Cutworms are pests only in the spring. Pesticides are not very effective and not recommended. Clip and
dispose of infested foliage and blossoms. Provide proper fertilization and water, protect roots and trunks
from damage, and prune trees properly when needed.
damage to rhododendron