About Caterpillars

Caterpillars are the wormlike larvae of moths and butterflies. They may be only ;1/4 inch long or more than 2 inches long. Some are fuzzy; others are smooth. Many are either green or brown, but others are brightly colored and have beautiful markings. Usually they have lots of little legs down their length which distinquishes them from worms and other larvae.

Fortunately, the methods for controlling caterpillars are basically the same for all species. You'll find those methods below.

Other Caterpillars In Yardener’s Helper
While this file deals in general with the very broad category of caterpillars, there are several other more detailed files about specific types of caterpillars including Gypsy Moth Caterpillars, Parsleyworm, Tent Caterpillars, and Tomato Hornworm

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