Insect Observations/Trap Data for the Week Ending 5/4/18

Lee County recorded a significant moth flight this week. It is important to note that several counties recorded an increase in black cutworm moth activity after storms passed through Illinois mid-week, even though only one recorded counts high enough to be deemed significant. Projected potential cutting dates are identified in the map below. Remember, these dates are just estimates, scouting should occur before and after the potential cutting dates.

True armyworm numbers remain low; these numbers are increasing as well.

  Weekly Moth Total

(April 28-May 4)

Northern (Lee County) 0
West Central (Warren County) 19
East Central (Champaign County) 20
Southern (Madison) 30