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Aug 10, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
Can anyone help with this caterpillar ID and possibly these white things I found on a plant? Not sure either what type of plant this is
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Aug 10, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Name: greene
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@mellielong would most likely know. Thumbs up
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Aug 10, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
@greene. I am sure she would. She is very helpful to me on these type questions
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Aug 10, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Name: Anne
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When I find eggs like that I stick the leaf with the eggs in a jar and put pantyhose on top and wait for them to hatch.
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Aug 10, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
Well I was not sure if they were eggs or not So I have not messed with them yet
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Aug 10, 2015 12:11 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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If you could add some other pics of the plant from various angles, someone should recognize it. Then it should be much easier to ID the caterpillar, unless it's an indiscriminate pest-type muncher (like armyworm.) Desirable butterflies & other has-a-caterpillar-stage critters usually have a very narrow range of host plants for their caterpillars.

A web search of "Genus species butterfly host plant" should help you determine in a few minutes if your caterpillar and/or eggs are going to be a butterfly, or something else. (Substitute the words "Genus species" with the actual botanical name, once ID'd.)
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Aug 10, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Name: June
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The caterpillar could be a Black Cutworm ( Agrotis ipsilon). It feeds on grasses and low-growing plants, including many cultivated crops, according to my caterpillar book. It takes refuge below ground during the day, emerging at night to eat. The adult form is a rather drab-looking moth. I kind of hope this is not really what you have in your garden!
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Aug 10, 2015 12:16 PM CST
Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
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Yes I Found this on one of my tomato plants Saturday. I have seen the green worm but I have never saw this one before.
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Aug 10, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
Here are some other phots that I grabbed hope these help
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Aug 10, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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The caterpillar is definitely not a butterfly. At first glance I thought it was an armyworm, but it might be a cutworm, too. I didn't see an exact match in my book, but I've seen those guys before and they pretty much eat anything. Thumbs down

Now, the eggs are more interesting because they look like Io Moth eggs. I'm raising some Io Moths right now but I got them as caterpillars and never saw the eggs. Check a picture of them on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Your plant looks familiar and it took me a few minutes to remember why. It looks like a type of Desmodium spp. that grows at MOSI. Not the little Desmodium whose seeds stick to your socks, but a big one that will get as tall as me.
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