Plumbago - Knowledgebase Question

Clermont, Fl
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Question by mkmalys
July 14, 2010
I noticed holes in the plumbago plants and I see worms, 1 inch long, striped with a red head on the leaves. What can I do to get rid of these? Thanks

Answer from NGA
July 14, 2010
Caterpillars can be the larvae of butterflies or of moths. In Florida, plumbago is the host plant of the Cassius Blue Butterfly. I wouldn't recommend controlling them. Your plumbago will survive the attack and a whole new generation of butterflies will flourish! Hope you'll allow them to live.

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