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What pests are these?

My garden has been doing really well this summer and my roses have been free of the dreaded green aphids as well. However lately there has been some damage to the plants from a little green caterpillar (you can see it in the pictures below). It eats the leaves which end up either with holes or curling up and it also eats the rose buds as well. It seems to enjoy all plants because it has affected my roses, blueberries, redcurrants and acers. Does anyone know what this pest is and how it can be eradicated?

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  • I am neutral to the chemicals/spray argument so far. If I can avoid them i will but if they are needed then I'll use them. I'll get a bottle of Provado spray tomorrow.

    They are a real nuissance because they seem to like the new shoots and flower buds the most.

    Sometimes they seem to just like to cause damage for the sake of it. Like in the epicture below where they have nibbled just the side of the stem which has turned black and deformed.

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  •  Hi Greenlove, did you ever find out what your green caterpillar was?  I think I have the same thing and it's eating my blueberries! 
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Not the same I'm sure but my mint has been ravaged by small green caterpillars. As the mint is just ornamental and not for eating I've just let them be. Since found out they are beautiful little mint moths 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135
    Not the same I'm sure but my mint has been ravaged by small green caterpillars. As the mint is just ornamental and not for eating I've just let them be. Since found out they are beautiful little mint moths 
    And the caterpillars on your buddleia  that you grew purposely to attract them then sprayed them?  What were they? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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