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Caterpillars eating Aquilegias


 
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Caterpillars eating Aquilegias Reply with quote

Has anyone noticed an infestation of very small green caterpillars eating all the leaves on Aquilegias this year ? I've never seen this happen before....the smaller ( mostly self-sown ) clumps are more badly affected than the very well established larger plants.
I wonder has the very dry April anything to do with it .....
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed a few green caterpillars around but not enough to call an infestation! They're very fat though Smile
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