Dill Plants
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Larve on dill.

Zone Alvin Tx | Anonymous added on March 30, 2018 | Answered

Found a brownish- black worm ( somewhat like a leach worm)on my dill. I want to attract swallowtails but didnt show this worm. This pic is the best I can do. Hopefully it can be identified. Thank you for your time & knowledge.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 1, 2018

It's definitely not a swallowtail. My best guess is that it's a cutworm. They're bad news and should be treated.
This article will tell you about dealing with them on dill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dill/pests-on-dill-plants.htm
This article will tell you about getting rid of them in general: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm

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