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New (to me) insect munching on kale

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New (to me) insect munching on kale

Post  Judy McConnell on 9/7/2014, 2:50 pm

 After bringing home kale transplants a couple of weeks ago, put them into a table top covered with tulle, and picked off several green cabbage larvae at the time. Went out this am to check on the bed for any that I had missed. picking worked  and no "worms".

However, the kale was still being chewed by some critter - found several of the eaters and they were black (huh?). Well they are much easier to see than the cabbage "worms" but they do have an appetite for tender kale.

Turns out that the caterpillar is The striped garden caterpillar, Trichordestra legitima.
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=10304

While kale is not one of its listed foods, this insect WILL feed on anything green. Grumble:evil:

 

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Re: New (to me) insect munching on kale

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/7/2014, 6:26 pm

Cute looking caterpillar; too bad they're so destructive.

I see so many pests when I look carefully at plants at either big box stores or nurseries that I'm trying to wean myself away from buying transplants. Slowly. It may take years. But it's so hard to get rid of a pest once established, and so easy to bring one in -- or even just its eggs hidden in the soil -- that it learning to grow everything from seed seems like it will wind up well worth the trouble in the long run.

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Re: New (to me) insect munching on kale

Post  TCgardening on 9/8/2014, 9:17 pm

Spray them with the BT!
Revenge shall be yours!!!

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