What field hero can consume more than 8 black cutworms per day?

Answer: Some species of ground beetles

The ground beetles Scarites substriatus and Pterostichus chalcites consumed on average 5.2 and 3.1 fourth-stage black cutworm larvae respectively in 24 hours. The ground beetle Bembidion rapidum consumed a mean of 8.25 first-stage black cutworm larvae in 24 hours.
Source: Best, R.L., and C.C. Beegle. 1977. Consumption of Agrotis ipsilon by Several Species of Carabids Found in Iowa. Environmental Biology. 6(4): 532-534.

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