Another troublesome insect that infests hayfields and pastures is the Fall Armyworm. These insects usually arrive in mid-July. I have had reports from around the county that growers are finding fall armyworms. Numbers are low but can explode quickly. Scout your fields!
Alabama Cooperative Extension System publication: Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension web publication: Field Guide to Common Texas Insects – Fall Armyworm