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20/08/2013 at 18:23

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 hi is anyone able to help me with this bug it's eating all my cabbage and lettuce etc. Thanks guys I really appreciate it.

20/08/2013 at 18:38

they're insect eggs, probably cabbage white butterfly waiting to hatch into caterpillars to eat your cabbages. I don't kill much but I'd have those off my cabbages (if Ihad any)

20/08/2013 at 18:47

thanks the cabbages did not form hearts anyway so I may just let them be so I can have some nice butterflies. I don't know why I got no cabbage hearts this year.

20/08/2013 at 18:48

Nor do I comp. I know more about insects than cabbages

20/08/2013 at 19:00

You are correct as usual NutC, they are Large White butterfly eggs which will hatch into caterpillars with yellow stripes and black spots.

Rub them off as soon as possible, and keep checking back.

 edit: comp13, you beat me to the post ... your nice butterflies will lay eggs on every brassica and nasturtium in your neighbourhood

20/08/2013 at 19:03

Can't help comp with the lack of hearts though

20/08/2013 at 19:20

ok I guess I will get them off...don't laugh but I have had lots of those white butterflies in the garden this summer and I was enjoying watching them so much lol bragging to my friends about my lovely butterflies. Little did I know the damage they were causing.

20/08/2013 at 20:12

I don't grow cabbages so I can still enjoy them

20/08/2013 at 20:45

good for you they are so lovely

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