Armyworms are highly destructive insects that can significantly damage your lawn in days. Not to worry, we’ve gathered some info to help you understand all there is to know about armyworms and the impact they have on your turf.
Armyworms have four stages of life: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult. There are several types of armyworms including the fall armyworm, the yellow-striped armyworm, the beet armyworm, and the true armyworm. However, here in Central Texas we most commonly encounter the fall armyworm which is what we will discuss in this blog.
It takes roughly 2 to 3 weeks for the armyworm to mature from egg to full-grown larvae. At this stage, the larvae will burrow in the soil to pupate and emerge as an adult moth in 10 to 14 days. Armyworm moths fly and mate during the night.