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Caterpillars on Field Crops II

Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

F. B Peairs and J.L. Capinera
Department of Entomology
Colorado State University

This publication features 15 full-colored photos of caterpillars that cause damage to field crops.

The reverse side provides information on each caterpillar, including beet webworm, cabbage looper, Zebra caterpillar, and saltmarsh cutworm. The descriptions include life cycle and physical description of the pests, as well as, where and when the crop is susceptible to damage and the type of damage caused.


  • Alfalfa caterpillar
  • Alfalfa looper
  • Alfalfa webworm
  • Army cutworm
  • Beet armyworm
  • Beet webworm
  • Bilobed looper
  • Cabbage looper
  • Celery looper
  • Clover cutworm
  • Saltmarsh caterpillar
  • Zebra caterpillar


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