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Poppy Pest That Cuts Off Buds

My poppy plant had 12 or 13 buds on the point of blooming. Overnight 6 of their stems have been cut nearly through so that the buds are hanging from a thread. Could this be cutworms? What do they get out of it? They don’t seem to be eating any part of it. How can I control them, preferably without poison?

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/24/2014 @ 8:42 pm

It certainly sounds like cutworms and this article will help: [1]

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