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Produce => Pests & Diseases => Topic started by: lezelle on February 12, 2020, 09:14:35

Title: Identify Please
Post by: lezelle on February 12, 2020, 09:14:35
Hi Ya,
          Going though piccies I found this one of caterpillars. Can anyone identify said items. I took it a couple of years back and forgot all about it Thanks
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: saddad on February 12, 2020, 13:03:21
Well, they look interesting.... they are in large enough groups to be "cabbage" whites... but wouldn't expect that amount of "web"... are they a lemon/pale green with dark spots?
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: Tee Gee on February 12, 2020, 13:17:51
Large Cabbage white caterpillar
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: saddad on February 12, 2020, 16:41:22
That was my thought Tee Gee but your example has stronger colours as I thought the original should have had... perhaps washed out by strong sunshine...
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: Tee Gee on February 12, 2020, 17:19:57
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perhaps washed out by strong sunshine...

More likely the colouring captured by my camera or at best a bit of both!
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: hippydave on February 12, 2020, 17:54:01
They look like sawfly larvae.
Title: Re: Identify Please
Post by: Beersmith on February 12, 2020, 19:03:35
They look like sawfly larvae.

I agree.   They are clearly not on any type of brassica, which does not rule out cabbage whites but certainly makes it less likely.