16 Jun, 2021

Common name given to the larvae of insects in the order of Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) and a few other species.

There are many different species of caterpillars some, like the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar, are prized for their beauty in the garden. However there are many others that can be a problem in our gardens, including the larvae of White Butterfly.

Caterpillars feed on the soft leaves and often leave the stems untouched, others feed on the fruit like the Tomato fruit worm.

Natural Treatment

Spray with Aquaticus Bugtrol. It’s an organic broad-spectrum insecticide that will kill a wide array of pests, including caterpillars.

If possible spray in the evening to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Other Treatment

Spray with Yates Natures Way Vegie Insect Gun the latest generation insect control derived from the pyrethrum daisy. For best results spray in the evening.

When using sprays and chemicals always read the label and follow instructions carefully.

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