Pacific Northwest Gardening forum: Watch out for caterpillars

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 31, 2013 10:05 AM CST
Per my local nursery, it is 'officially' a tent caterpillar year for us. Wonder how they determine that? In any event, keep a close eye out and try to catch them early.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2013 8:32 PM CST
I thought they looked like big gray cocoons. As a kid, I would poke them with a stick or light them with a Bic lighter and watch immature caterpillars fall out, hopefully to die or be eaten by birds.

But I have a lot of weeds with a little "white spit" where one leaf meets the stem. Is that some insect pest?


Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 4, 2013 9:29 PM CST
Rick that sounds like "spit bugs" here's a link to some info
http://www.ehow.com/how_5087672_rid-spittle-bugs.html
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 5, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Thanks, Greg. "Garlic and pepper".
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Jun 5, 2013 11:52 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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