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  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 03 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Dunwoody

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    janet60atlanta

Notes:

I wanted to share this photo of the armyworm larvae I found defoliating leaves in one of our blueberry shrubs. Originally we could only find one of the earlier black larva inside our onion plants. Laura, thanks for the links you sent me. I will share them with our group. I pruned away the damaged branches and hand removed all identifiable larvae. I will spray all blueberry shrubs with BT.

Comments

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Yep not army worms. However, it is time to be vigilant for army worms especially in new Bermuda sod installations. Watch near drive and sidewalk edges for wayward individuals who’ve temporarly lost their way. Once they are in the lawn they’re more difficult to spot until they get fat! Unfortunately, the lawn has turned a nice brown by that point.

    September 7th, 2015 at 7:57pm

  • janet60atlanta Apprentice says:

    Thank you Walter. I looked at my photo and could see the yellow rings around the caterpillar necks when I enlarged the photo. I sprayed all my blueberries with BT on Saturday, but will keep my eyes out for future outbreaks.

    September 6th, 2015 at 6:01pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I believe they are yellownecked caterpillars http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/yellownecked-caterpillars-identification/

    September 6th, 2015 at 3:41pm

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