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The larva of an insect, eg, maggot, caterpillar.
Could anyone please identify this caterpillar for me? It is made up of a yellow stripe with a grey stripe underneath with red dots in it. It is hairy and it was feeding on my plum tree. Two caterpillars were found on the Victoria Plum tree
The mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, lays its eggs on verbascum, buddleia and figwort at the end of spring. Shortly after, from late spring to midsummer, the caterpillars demolish the foliage. Bad infestations can actually strip a plant
The adult codling moths lay their eggs on or near developing fruit. These eggs hatch into small white caterpillars, which eat their way into the fruit and feed inside while it's developing. The caterpillars may be found inside the fruit at harvest
The word used for the larvae of many species of moth. Usually green, brown or yellow soft-bodied caterpillars, often with stripes running their length, cutworms are voracious feeders of leaf, bud and stem and can destroy entire plants.
Refers to the post-embryonic stage in the development of an insect, before its metamorphosis into an adult. Examples are a caterpillar, grub or maggot. The larval stage is generally the most destructive period in the insect life cycle.
my box shrubs and hedges are covered in green catapillars , my chickens think they are yummy , but one chicken is looking rather ill , will these pests do harm to my chickens? Caterpillars shouldn't do your hens any harm - some caterpillars may
The large, beautiful caterpillar larvae of the elephant hawk moth has two pairs of eye markings, which are made even more prominent when it withdraws its head into its body. They are, typically, a blackish-brown colour but are sometimes green
'd guess that the culprits are snails. If you go out at night with a torch you may find them at work. There may also be caterpillar present - check the backs of the leaves carefully. Thanks I will try that. Just spotted it - light green small caterpillar
apparently good crop that is developing now? Apparently, pouring boiling water over a bucket of foxglove leaves and leaving for a couple of days then spraying the result on the bushes may help. There is also Nemasys caterpillar & sawfly killer