Caterpillars of jasmine

Disease Information

Caterpillars

Symptomsand damage

Infrequently caterpillars (immature stage of moths and butterflies) will be found feeding on rose foliage. Damage will appear as holes or irregular-shaped areas of the leaf blade that have been eaten. Several caterpillars may feed upon rose foliage, including the corn earworm, eastern tent caterpillar, stinging rose caterpillar and puss caterpillar.

Management

Insecticidal sprays of Bacillus thuringiensis, acephate, bifenthrin, carbaryl, cyfluthrin, lambda cyhalothrin, malathion, neem oil, permethrin, pyrethrin or spinosad will control caterpillars.

 

 



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