I found my Oriental lilies with the top 6 inches cut off and lying on the ground. I have 2 questions: is this a cutworm’s work, because I thought they cut off at ground level, and why is it cut off if the pest doesn’t eat it?
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It would not be cutworm. It was likely a rodent of some kind that was startled before it could finish the plant's flower buds. This article may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm