Cutworms in vegetable garden
These are not cutworms,they are white grubs. They are the larval stages of several beetles species that will overwinter in the soil. They feed on the roots of plants in late summer and again in late spring. Your vegetables are basically annuals, there is no need to treat with any pesticides at this stage.The adults may be more of a problem,feeding on the leaves of plants. Grub damage can become a problem when populations exceed 8 to 10 per square foot.