Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Yellow Necked Caterpillars

Posted by romeethredge on August 8, 2014

Yellow necked caterpillars are messing up some blueberry plants. This time of year we can see these caterpillars in large numbers. They can feed on other plants and trees as well. Moths lay eggs on plants and the young caterpillar hatches out eating and grows and eats more. They can eat all the leaves off of a blueberry bush pretty quickly. So if you have some blueberries , scout to make sure these critters aren’t defoliating them.

 

I took these photos this week in Arrowhead estates. See the bottom photo of the plant greatly affected.

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