Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks return to the forecast by Sunday night into Monday morning across the central and northern Plains states and also east into Minnesota and Iowa as low pressure develops across the western Dakotas. Southerly winds may blow a few moths northward from any source regions located especially across Kansas. By early next week, as low pressure continues to deepen and move to the east with a developing cold front to its south, the black cutworm migration risk also shifts to the east. For Monday night into Tuesday, the primary risk is located roughly east of I-35 from Iowa and Minnesota east as far as south central lower Michigan and eastern Indiana. Finally, by Tuesday night into Wednesday, the cold front should continue east, keeping much of the black cutworm migration risk to the east of the I-55 corridor in Illinois.