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The Mullein Moth Caterpillar (Cucullia verbasci)

I have never seen any of these before. In all my times in pruning and clearing Buddleja out of customers gardens, I have never encountered any of these. Called the Mullein Moth Caterpillar (Cucullia verbasci). The name verbasci gives a … Continue reading

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Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua) caterpillar

This Vapourer Moth caterpillar was seen chewing the leaves of my quince tree. Needless to say I moved them onto some blackthorn trees. A lovely looking caterpillar.

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Apple Codling Moth – Cydia pomonella

The Apple Codling Moth – Cydia pomonella are now about. My pheromone traps/lures are catching the odd one or two.

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Get them pheromone traps ready, they do work.

Get them pheromone traps ready, they do work. The major cause of maggot damage to apples and pears is the caterpillar of the Codling Moth. Also the major cause of maggot damage to plums and gages is the caterpillar of … Continue reading

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