All Things Gardening forum→Caterpillar defoliation?

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Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
SimpleGardening
May 20, 2020 9:14 AM CST
So we completed our warm season planting yesterday and when we got ready to plant the plants that we started indoors, we saw many had very recently been defoliated! We found a likely culprit (tiny green caterpillar) on the plants. Anyone here that can confirm this is the issue and recommend solutions for the future?
As usual we made a fun video to go along with our current questions. The caterpillar defoliation is shown at about the 2 minute mark. Please check it out and let us know your advice on all our questions. Thank you!
https://youtu.be/fLKFI6cJccI
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 24, 2020 5:35 PM CST
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HU7RMFC/

SAFE for other critters, it only kills caterpillars ( be careful where/how you use it so you don't kill desirable butterflies) Always ID your critter first. It is a bacteria.

There are many brands/prices ect, the above link for you to just see what it is. Lowes or Home depot should have something too.
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
SimpleGardening
May 26, 2020 11:08 AM CST
Frillylily said:https://www.amazon.com/Monterey-B-T-Biological-Insecticide-Ready/dp/B00HU7RMFC

SAFE for other critters, it only kills caterpillars ( be careful where/how you use it so you don't kill desirable butterflies) Always ID your critter first. It is a bacteria.

There are many brands/prices ect, the above link for you to just see what it is. Lowes or Home depot should have something too.


Thanks for the advice @Frillylily !

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