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Caterpillar larva growing on a bush.

Larva PhotosI went on a family vacation to Idaho this summer. My family and I went on a hike together. As we were walking on the trail, we moved the tree branches out of our path. We discovered the larva cocoon.


Eastern Tent Caterpillars in a tree

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Photos and InformationThis is a page about the Eastern tent caterpillar. The sure sign that you have an infestation of tent caterpillars is their silky webbed nests covering your trees. While it can make for an interesting photo, the caterpillars are quite destructive and can easily eat all of the leaves off of your trees.


Caterpillar on a a green leaf

Identifying Caterpillars?Being able to identify the caterpillars found around your home and garden can help you differentiate between those that morph into useful pollinators and those that are more destructive. This knowledge will enable you to decide what to do about them. This is a page about identifying caterpillars.


Cabbage Butterfly (Pireis rapae)

How to Stop The Cabbage Butterfly (Pireis rapae)The caterpillars of the cabbage butterfly can do significant damage to cool weather crops such as cabbage, kale, collards, and more. Rather than using pesticides that can damage the environment, try row covers. This is a page about how to stop the cabbage butterfly (pireis rapae).


Two army worms against a white background.  One is stretched long

Controlling Armyworms (Beet and Fall...This is a page about controlling armyworms (beet and fall armyworms). These moth larva are seen to travel in groups, hence the name. They will eat a variety of crops, with some types preferring certain plants while others are less discriminating.


Cutworm on grass

Getting Rid of CutwormsThis is a page about getting rid of cutworms. Cutworms can leave your garden looking like a shockwave hit it and broke all of the plant stems off at ground level. Luckily there are a number of ways to get rid of these destructive caterpillars.


black caterpillar on leaf

What is this Caterpillar?What is this caterpillar and will it become a butterfly? There are a hoard of them chewing on my lantanna leaves here in Houston, Texas.


Caterpillar eating a leaf.

Getting Rid of CaterpillarsThis is a page about getting rid of caterpillars. Caterpillars may be cute but they can quickly devour your plants.


Tent caterpillars in a tree.

Getting Rid of Tent CaterpillarsCaterpillars can be very destructive to your trees and garden. Here are tips to preventing this pest. This is a page about getting rid of tent caterpillars.


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