Tag: lepidoptera

Olive Shootworm Caterpillars (Palpita persimilis) Can Seriously Defoliate Japanese Ligustrum

  Top 1: The caterpillar creates a lot of frass and webs leaves together loosely. (Pic by Lyle J. Buss). 2nd: Caterpillar frass piles on skeletonized leaf. ( Pic by Doug Caldwell). 3rd pic: The smaller caterpillars skeletonize… Read More

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More