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10/06/2014 at 18:30

10/06/2014 at 19:02

One way to prove it - close up photo and see if they've got any legs 

10/06/2014 at 19:11

Batches of Cushion Scale eggs.

10/06/2014 at 19:13

I did check your link dove and it is cushion insect scale as you said.....the picture was the same as the one i posted....long oblong white things with no legs.....thanx...

have learnt alot from this post ...will look for cabbage larvae on other plants...

10/06/2014 at 19:28
Flower bird wrote (see)

They grow into those white butterflies nutcutlet....


Dove and Bob I totally understand what you are saying and do not disagree with you and it does look like cushion scale but Iam also going with what Flowerbud said above, and that sways me in favour of camelia leaf caterpillars

10/06/2014 at 19:30

Caterpillars have legs -  eggs don't.  Flowerbird says the things on her camellia don't have legs.


Cabbage white butterfly caterpillars are only likely to be on plants from the brassica family, cabbages, cauliflowers, kale etc and  a few ornamentals e.g. nasturtiums.  


10/06/2014 at 19:35

Dove I know that ,Flowerbud was talking about caterpillars on her camellas that were turning into butterflies

Flowerbird will need to tell us if she has any brassicas growing in her garden

10/06/2014 at 20:02

The little things are legless...cant remember the last time I was..hehehe

and i dont have any Brassicas.........????????????????

10/06/2014 at 20:04

Iam saying no more on this subject

10/06/2014 at 20:06

I have PRESUMED and i dont know why that the little caterpillars in their millions each year who chew up my geraniums are cabbage white butterflies , only by identification by fotos on the websites, ...but was a little unsure....but there was certainljy a lot of white butterflies around for a few weeks.....

10/06/2014 at 20:07

going to watch holby city now....????????????


10/06/2014 at 20:13

I've heard that the caterpillar of the Angle Shades moth likes pelargoniums (which is what bedding type geraniums are called nowadays) 

I'm watching Springwatch 

10/06/2014 at 21:00

Thanx dove and everyone else...


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