A running list of caterpillars, worms & grubs in the yard and garden. It may not look like much now; but eventually, it can be used as a g- to guide to help you ID some of the insects you may come across.
Caterpillars, Worms & Grubs
Many people are familiar with the multi-striped Monarch caterpillar that feeds on milkweed, but did you ever see the Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar? They also feed on milkweed and are lesser-known species of caterpillars.
Caterpillars grow up to become Milkweed Tussock Moths.
Banded Wooly Bear Caterpillar
The caterpillar is generally found during the autumn months and doesn’t sting or bite when picked up. However, the little bristle hairs can get under your skin and cause irritation. Turns into the Isabella Tiger Moth.
The pest bores into the interior of the cabbage and other plants feeding on new sprouts.
Many people mistake the cabbage white caterpillars for cabbage loopers.
A white grub looking worm with a brown head. The white grubs hatch and tunnel in the ground and eat the roots of your plants.
If you have weak stems, chewed leaves, and marks on your fruit, you should start looking for the grubs of the corn rootworm or the cucumber beetles they become.