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Delfarose
Jun 1, 2017 6:22 PM CST
This is all over my roses and vegetables, eats all my leaves. How can I get rid of them?
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 1, 2017 6:37 PM CST
The photo does not give quite enough information. Can you get photos that are more in focus? The caterpillar appears to be all black...is it? What color is the underside? Other than roses, which plants are being attacked? Thank You!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 1, 2017 10:44 PM CST
I see a stripe diwn the back of the caterpillar.
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 1, 2017 10:47 PM CST
Here's pretty good catrrpiller ID site
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp...
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McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Jun 2, 2017 6:05 AM CST
Could it be a tent caterpillar?


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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 2, 2017 6:14 AM CST
I don't see any hairs in Delfarose's picture.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 2, 2017 6:50 AM CST
Kinda looks like an army worm to me.

I usually leave them for the songbirds.... But... In a pinch, I'll pick them off and drop in a bucket with water in it.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Looks like an Armyworm to me also: https://www.google.com/search?...
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