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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Mar 1, 2012 8:52 PM CST
When I got home today, I was dismayed to see one of my daffodils mowed down to the bulb. The fronds were lying right nearby with what looked like teethmarks..

Well, I found the culprit tonight. A big 'ol fat ugly caterpillar was munching down another daff. EW. Anything I can do to deter them????
Name: Melvalena
N Texas (Zone 7b)
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Melvalena
Mar 2, 2012 9:00 AM CST
from: http://www.greenerthumb.com/planting-daffodils-and-how-grow-...
Caterpillars generally eat the flowers and leaves. Their larvae severely damage the roots and storage organs. Regular spray and drenches with insecticides controls their population.

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from: http://www.ehow.com/info_8118003_daffodils-bugs.html

For caterpillars, apply either Bacillus thuringiensis or spinosad to the plants.

Read more: Daffodils & Bugs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8118003_daffodils-bugs.html#ixzz1ny...
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Birds
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careyana
Mar 2, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Turns out it was a cutworm. Yuck. I have some spinosad so I guess I'll be spraying this weekend.

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