Armyworm Caterpillar length 30mm.The Caterpillars of NOCTUIDAE are usually smooth, or with very little hairs. They are from small to large size. Most are active at night.
Some NOCTUIDAE caterpillar are called Cutworms, some called Armyworms and some called Semi-loopers. Cutworms live in soil surface. They bite off young plants at ground level and pull them into their burrow. Armyworms eat their way across like an army on the march. Semi-loopers loop their bodies when moving as the Caterpillars of the family GEOMETRIDAE.
Most NOCTUIDAE pupate in the soil but some pupate under a leaf of their food plant.
The adults mainly fly at night. They usually feed on nectar from flowers, some feed on ripe fruit. They are from small to large size. Usually they are dull in colour, but some have colourful hindwings.
NOCTUIDAE is the largest family of moth. We found many of them in Brisbane and listed as follow.
It takes a few weeks so at your stage I would say it should be around about maybe during this week.
Hope this helps!
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