Pest - CATERPILLARS
Lacanobia oleracea, Chrysodeixis chalcites (Green Garden/ Tomato Looper), Spodoptera exigua (Beet Armyworm)
Caterpillars of several butterfly and moth species can cause extreme damage to a variety of plants, within a short period of time.
The life cycle of butterflies and moths consists of four developmental stages: egg, caterpillar (larva), pupa, and adult. Eggs are often laid in groups on a leaf or on various greenhouse structures. The larvae or caterpillars have well-developed heads and strong jaws for chewing vegetation.
Caterpillars eat almost continuously, except when they are molting. Damage is caused by the gluttonous eating habits of the caterpillars when leaves, flowers, fruit, and growing points are consumed.
Adult butterflies and moths can be detected effectively with the help of pheromone traps. Biological control of caterpillars is possible with the Koppert products listed below.
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Products in blue are Garden/Greenhouse Accessories.
MELON AND SQUASH
POTTED FLOWERS AND BEDDING PLANTS
KNOWING AND RECOGNIZING
MAGNIFYING LENS (LOUPE)
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