Pest Yellow and Black worms - Knowledgebase Question

harbor city, Ca
Question by pmbworks
November 19, 2009
I bought 3 Shower Trees
cassia bicapsulares from HD. All 3 have a bright yellow and black worm on them. How can I get rid of these pests?

Answer from NGA
November 19, 2009


Cassia plays host to sulfur butterfly larvae. If the worms you see have prolegs and are bright yellow, they are immature sulfur butterflies. Since cassia leaves are their main food source, I'd just allow them to feed. Next spring you'll see lots of butterflies in the area.

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