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Cutworms are the caterpillar of several kinds of moths. They cause problems for people trying to grow plants in their garden.

Cutworms eat tender shoots at the base of the plant. They have big appetites and will destroy a plant in a very short time. They eat many kinds of plants.

The eggs of the cutworms are laid in the autumn by the moth and the cutworms emerge in the spring.

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