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06/09/2013 at 09:51

Can anyone identify and advise on the eradication of the small caterpillars that are eating the fruits.

The caterpillars are about 2.5cm long, pale green and eat the "green" tomatoes. 

I have not seen the adults, could thay be moths?


06/09/2013 at 12:13

They may be the caterpillars of the Scarce Bordered Straw moth. Could you pick them off and put them on a related plant such as an old potato plant or a nightshade plant or another tomato plant that has finished fruiting?

06/09/2013 at 14:37

Caterpillars love tomatoes, Clarky, red or green. Unless you want to spray against them you just have to hunt them down, pick them off, and destroy them.

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