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Name: joseph spearman
Tennessee (Zone 6b)
joespearman
May 24, 2016 8:51 PM CST
my rose of sharon bushes have a BLACKRED SPIKEY WORM,and white cobweby dots that are flat on the top and bottom of the leaves-wondering how to kill hundreds of these weird looking things!!!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 24, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Hi Joseph and welcome. Be careful of killing creepy crawlies too quickly - they might be butterfly caterpillars!

A picture of the offending critters would be really helpful, plus also a picture of the bush c/w damage happening.
Elaine

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purpleinopp
May 25, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Could be this critter:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/962143/bgimage
Which looks like this in its' moth phase:
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sites/default/files/vouch...

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sooby
May 25, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Might the cobwebby dots look like this (scale insect)?:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1059477/bgimage

A picture of the black red spikey worm would certainly help. It could be anything from ladybug larvae:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ladybug+larva&client=safari&h...

To something like this moth caterpillar (found on Hibiscus moscheutus):

http://bugguide.net/node/view/500775/bgimage
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 25, 2016 5:43 PM CST
Joseph's critters turned out to be Lady Beetle (Ladybug) larvae! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ladybug+larvae&qpvt=Lady...
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