Caterpillars

Scientific name: Family Lepidoptera

Description

Caterpillars are the larvae of various species of moths and butterflies that cause damage by feeding on leaves, shoot, stems and fruit. Some species are very specific to the host plants that they attack where as other species can be less selective feeding on a wide range of plants species. Depending on the species they may also bind several leaves or petals together by weaving their silk, rolling them so that the larvae remain protected. Caterpillars also damage by skeletonising of leaves to completely defoliating the plant; they may also burrow into stems or cause holes in fruit causing crop losses and reduce the plant productivity and major aesthetic damage on ornamental. They can also cause a lot of damage to vegetables and fruiting plants.

Products to Use Caterpillars

Pyrethrum Insect Spray

pyrethrum insect spray 250m RGB LR

Pyrethrum Insect Spray is a low toxicity contact insecticide containing natural pyrethrum. It controls a wide range of insect pests including aphids, thrips and caterpillars and can be used on fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. There is only a one day withholding period after use on edible crops. How to use: Mix 25-100ml per 4 litres […]… View Page

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3 in 1 Insect, Fungus & Mite Control RTU

3in1 I,F&Mite control 750ml LR

3 in 1 Insect, Fungus & Mite Control RTU controls various insects and fungal diseases on roses and ornamentals. The product has a systemic fungicide to control Black Spot,  Powdery Mildew and Rust. It also contains an insecticides to kill aphids, thrips, caterpillars, budworm and mites on roses and ornamentals. 3 in 1 Insect, Fungus […]… View Page

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