Identifying Caterpillar Cocoons

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Do you have big green caterpillars on your tomato plants? That's a sure sign that your garden is unwilling host to one of the most common tomato pests in North America, the tomato hornworm caterpillar..Identifying caterpillars can be a real challenge, as most of them do not resemble butterflies. Here is a brief overview about some of the most common types of caterpillars and their characteristic features..Waxworms are the caterpillar larvae of wax moths, which belong to the family Pyralidae snout moths . Two closely related species are commercially bred - the lesser wax moth Achroia grisella and the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella .They belong to the tribe Galleriini in the snout moth subfamily Galleriinae.Another species whose larvae share .Amongst the caterpillar identification enquires. received in the last few days was this one from Karen. 'Are these Brown-Moths? Have hundreds in our tree in the garden' Well, the brown hairs of the larvae in Karen's p.o, shown left, do suggest they are Brown-caterpillars..

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