What Is This Worm?

@stbrians (15893)
Kakamega, Kenya
September 27, 2017 11:37pm CST
Maize or corn has been attacked with funny worms that are affecting the crops. All over you see shredded corn leaves with their poop on. No corn harvest this time.
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
Is that the real picture of the worm you are saying? I think i have seen that too in corns in our place. These are not the larvae that turns into a butterfly. i think they are worms that really eat and destroy corns
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
28 Sep 17
That is not the real diagram. This one eats leaves and the stalk especially at night. They hide inside the stem
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@aureliah (18466)
• Kenya
28 Sep 17
yes. They destroy them completely which leads to scarcity of maize which is a common delicacy in most Kenyan homes.
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
29 Sep 17
@stbrians That is so sad. That means that the corns will not be able to bear fruits because they will be destroyed first before they can have fruits.
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28 Sep 17
You have to use some medicine to remove this worm infection from your crops brother meshack bwoyele keya
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
28 Sep 17
Yeah I will
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28 Sep 17
@stbrians did you recognise me brother ??
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@Hannihar (42016)
24 Oct
Do you have a farm and this worm whatever it is is affecting your crop? That is not good. How do you get rid of it?
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
21 Jun
Just spraying
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@Hannihar (42016)
22 Jun
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@Hannihar (42016)
22 Jun
@stbrians That is interesting to know that larva kills them.
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
21 Jun
I have seen this kind of worm in corn plants.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
21 Jun
It is called Fall Army Worm. It is very destructive indeed
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
22 Jun
@stbrians yes I agree with you
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Jun
@Jessabuma thank you
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@arunima25 (8426)
• Bangalore, India
23 Jun
I mistook this worm for a voracious eating caterpillar.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
23 Jun
It is a fall army worm
@arunima25 (8426)
• Bangalore, India
24 Jun
@stbrians I never heard of it. Thanks for sharing.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
25 Jun
@arunima25 thanks too
@rakski (22018)
• Philippines
3 Jul
there are lots of worms out there. I do not know this particular one though.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
3 Jul
It attacks corn or maize
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@rakski (22018)
• Philippines
3 Jul
@stbrians oh okay. I have not seen it in corn yet.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
4 Jul
@rakski we also did not see them and then suddenly there was an outbteak
@TheHorse (72395)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May
It looks like a caterpillar of some sort.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
21 Jun
No it is of the armyworm family
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@TheHorse (72395)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Jun
@stbrians Does it turn into anything? Or just be a worm for its whole life?
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
21 Jun
@TheHorse it turns into some sot of butterfly
@aureliah (18466)
• Kenya
28 Sep 17
I have been seeing it in the news and the sad part is that it could lead to food scarcity.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
29 Sep 17
The insect seems not to respond to insecticides
@aureliah (18466)
• Kenya
1 Oct 17
@stbrians That is a very bad sign. It means more trouble.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
21 Jun
@aureliah it does
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@kepweng (18606)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
28 Sep 17
whre is the insect friend?
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
28 Sep 17
I thought insects come from larva which is a worm or caterpillar. Let me change the question