cantalope leaf eaters - Knowledgebase Question

brandon, FL
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Question by majvelez13
August 14, 2007
Something is eating the leaves on our catalope plants. There seems to be small green eggs on some stems and the leaves are lacy. What can I use to stop this that will be safe on the fruit. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
August 14, 2007

It is most likely a caterpillar of some sort. If so then products containing B.t. will be a safe control option. It may also be a beetle. Then you would have to go with something stronger. I suggest your turn over a few leaves to try and find out "who dun it". You may need to go out at night with a flashlight as some pests are nocturnal.

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