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Mar 1, 2012 8:52 PM CST
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
When I got home today, I was dismayed to see one of my daffodils mowed down to the bulb. The fronds were lying right nearby with what looked like teethmarks..

Well, I found the culprit tonight. A big 'ol fat ugly caterpillar was munching down another daff. EW. Anything I can do to deter them????
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Mar 2, 2012 9:00 AM CST
Name: Melvalena
N Texas (Zone 7b)
from: http://www.greenerthumb.com/pl...
Caterpillars generally eat the flowers and leaves. Their larvae severely damage the roots and storage organs. Regular spray and drenches with insecticides controls their population.

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from: http://www.ehow.com/info_81180...

For caterpillars, apply either Bacillus thuringiensis or spinosad to the plants.

Read more: Daffodils & Bugs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_81180...
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Mar 2, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
Turns out it was a cutworm. Yuck. I have some spinosad so I guess I'll be spraying this weekend.
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