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caterpillars

Early Season Insect Management: Climbing Cutworms

Timely Viticulture: Pre-Bloom
This general term applies to the larvae (caterpillars) of a large number of butterfly/moth species (Lepidoptera) in the noctuid family that feed on buds, young shoots and leaves. Cutworm damage most commonly occurs in vineyards with weeds under the trellis or mulch, and in sandy or light colored...

Saddleback Caterpillar

Saddleback Caterpillar
Photo by Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State University Did my beans just sting me? If you were working on your beans and felt a sharp sting, you may have touched a saddleback caterpillar, the larvae of the slug moth (Acharia stimulea). The saddleback caterpillar has a distinctive color pattern, dark...
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