Albany, N.Y. (AP) - Armyworms are on the march in the Finger Lakes and other parts of New York.
The agriculture commission has received numerous reports from farmers that armyworms have severely impacted parts of New York, especially in western New York, according to State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine.
They've also been reported in the Finger Lakes and northern and eastern New York.
New York's last significant infestation was in 2008. The moth winters in the South and in some years, flies up to New York laying eggs that hatch into worm-like caterpillars.
Armyworms got their name because they can move in a mass, marching from one destroyed field to the next feeding at night.
Armyworms are easily controlled chemically. More information can be gotten from the Cornell Cooperative Extension