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By Fea

United States Us

I have brown hairy caterpillars on my alstroemerias. What are these called and how do I get rid of them.



Have you got a picture of the caterpillars?

27 Aug, 2021


welcome to GoY.

a photo added to your question would certainly aid the id process. There are many hairy caterpillars so difficult to id.

27 Aug, 2021


Alstromerias are tough and will stand a few caterpillars. Unless they are rampant I would leave them alone. It would be a pity to destroy butterflies or moths which are already under threat. Hairy caterpillars sound interesting! At least you know they are not cabbage whites or sawfly! You could google hairy caterpillars USA and try to find a match!

28 Aug, 2021


If you are actually in the U.S., you could use spinosad or B.t..

30 Aug, 2021

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