How to grow Ask Us! Bug watch: Lily caterpillar

Bug watch: Lily caterpillar

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These voracious caterpillars can destroy a clump of clivias or other lilies in record time. The lily moth lays up to 100 eggs at a time on the tip of a leaf, and the growing caterpillars then work their way down to the base of the plant. Remove the baby caterpillars before they spread or spray plants with Success or Dipel as soon as you notice their presence. Respray in 10 days.


Text: Libby Cameron

 

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Author: Libby Cameron