Fall Armyworms

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cingulata

Family: Dasypodidae

Genus: Dasypus

Species: D. novemcinctus

Acrobat Ants

Size: Armadillos average 20-42 inches long, and are 6-10 inches tall on average.

Weight: Armadillos weigh about 12-22 pounds on average.

Diet: Armadillo eat grubs, beetles, ants, termites, and worms.

Reproduction: Female armadillos have quadruplets every year with a 4 month gestation period.

Damage: Armadillos are best known for tearing up landscaping and sod while looking for food. The also dig up to 12 burrows that can be 8 inches wide, 7 feet deep, and 25 feet long.

Quick Fact: Armadillos are susceptible to the human disease leprosy.