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I found 2 large caterpillars like the one in the first photo but they were dark brown/black with similar gold markings, are they a different stage of the same caterpillar or a different moth. They were about 4inches long and an inch at least in circumference. What are they??


  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I've never seen as many caterpillars as I have this year, I think they are my new best friends because my sprouts tasted so good image

    The other day I found a gorgeous fluffy black one in my greenhouse and today when weeding I found a yellow one with black markings.  I've only ever seen green caterpillars before so have been quite excited by these two image

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Did it look like this, Wendy!


     If so, the moth will look like this



  • I have no love for caterpillars,the destruction on my roses this year well just unbelievable. I wish the birds in my garden would take a liking to the pests!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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