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The mullein moth is one of the ever decreasing number of British moths to be found in the wild. It is appalling to recommend the destruction of these caterpillars. I have observed moths for 50 years and I have seen my first mullein moth caterpillars
The mullein moth caterpillars in my garden are still small, but they're guaranteed to increase in size by the day. These little critters - welcomed by wildlife enthusiasts and hated by gardeners - munch their way through verbascum, figwort
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
we live in central scotland and we have found a mullein moth in our garden and it has hatched under a wall light. We thought it was an elephant moth because of the trunk like body but when i looked it up on google images it did'nt look like it, so i
can anyone help with this white flower? It's one of the verbascums (mullein) http://www.specialperennials.com/Other_Perennials/Plant_List_verbascum.htm Lovely plants, but watch out for attack by the mullein moth caterpillers. Thanks so much
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if it sends up a flower spike(second year) Are you digging the same plant up or are there new plants growing each year.? I grew mulleins one year. I composted them after flowering. I've had them ever since. Some I pull out, others I leave. The mullein moth
.apples, pears, quince, walnutsspring, summerMore common garden pestsMullein moth - on verbascum, buddleja and figwort.Elephant hawk moth on fuschia plants.Caterpillars on any plants.Cabbage white caterpillars on brassicas and nasturtiums.
-summerKeeping other moths at bayCabbage white caterpillars on brassicas and nasturtiums.Codling moth on apples, pears, quince and walnuts.Mullein moth on verbascum, buddleja and figwort.Caterpillars on any plants.
anythingearly spring, summerMore common garden pestsLeatherjackets on lawns, brassicas, strawberries and ornamental plantsElephant hawk moth on fuschia plantsWhitefly on greenhouse plantsMullein moth - affecting verbascum, buddleja and figworts.