Southwest Gardening forum: Caterpillar stomping morning !!

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
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quietyard
Oct 9, 2012 4:06 PM CST
Is anyone else watching their plants disappear from hungry caterpillars ? Confused I did not think the problem could get worse then it was last year but I was wrong ! Crying This morning I noticed the tops of my perennial morning glory vines were devoid of leaves ! Angry I found yet another very long green tomato horn worm on it plus 4 more medium size caterpillars that were brown all eating away. Blinking They are no longer eating here ! Glare I also removed a small green caterpillar from a brugmansia. For several weeks now I have had lots of the hornworms eating their way thru my large cape honeysuckle bushes. Strangely , they never have bothered my tomato plants when I had them growing. Just curious if others are having these problems.


Shrug!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Oct 9, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your nasty hornworm problem, luckily we don't have a problem with them this time of year, too cold at night. Thumbs up However because of the unseasonably warm temperatures during the daytime this fall we do have a lot of nasty little blood sucking biting gnats Angry , perhaps we could exchange pests for awhile. Green Grin!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Oct 9, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Trade you mosquitoes for the gnats !! Rolling on the floor laughing
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Oct 9, 2012 8:18 PM CST
I'm not sure you would be happy with the trade, I think these gnats are worse than mosquitoes, they leave itchy red spots that keep enlarging until they are about the size of a dime or a nickle, looks kind of like a blood blister, very nasty I can tell you.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Oct 9, 2012 8:21 PM CST
That is a bit bigger then the mosquitoe bites I am itching this week. You may keep the gnats. I tip my hat to you.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Oct 9, 2012 8:23 PM CST
I thought you would change your mind. Glare
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Oct 9, 2012 8:28 PM CST
Glare Glare Glare
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8

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