Fall Armyworm Pupa
Soon, an armyworm moth will emerge…
The armyworm moth is a native insect whose larvae can cause a lot of destruction to grasses and grain crops. Their larvae also cause damage to certain vegetables, such as beans, cabbage, onions, peas, sweet potatoes and more. Armyworms have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The adults look for areas of lush foliage, such as urban lawns, to lay their eggs.
Once the eggs hatch, the larvae (caterpillars) will begin feeding on your lawn and stripping your grass of its leaves. After its last stage of development (instar) the caterpiller will transform into a pupa, from which a mature moth will later emerge.