Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?
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Can anyone please tell me if this is a Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?
And depending which one it is, should I try and get rid of the ones that are inside the rolled up leaves of my Honeysuckle?
No idea which that is, but unless there is a huge infestation I tend to leave such things for the birds and wasps etc to sort out.
I'm a little concerned by the inference in your question that butterflies = good and moths = bad
Is that what you meant?
Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:26:55
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Thanks for the help, Dove
No, that's not what I meant at all, what I meant to convey was, are the caterpillars going to decimate my Honeysuckle, maybe I should have been less species specific, but then it is a caterpillar after all.
The only reference I've made this morning to Good / Bad is, Hillary = Good and Donald = Bad
Just so this doesn't descend into a "Sheps hates Moths" thread, Sheps loves all wildlife.
Sheps ...quick...get that moth!!!
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