The question of how to process cabbage, roses, apple trees, and other plants from caterpillars is of concern to most gardeners and gardeners. After all, these pests are not averse to feasting on not only green leaves. Caterpillars can be found even on pine and other conifers. Almost all people love butterflies, but in our latitudes no one favors caterpillars. Meanwhile, there is a place in the world where caterpillars have earned honor and respect, and not at all for culinary merits. Many years ago, one Brazilian decided to move to Australia and took with him his favorite cactus – prickly pear. The plant took root and began to multiply, so actively that it soon captured vast areas and threatened agriculture and livestock. Deforestation, fire, and chemicals could not cope with the invader.
But it was a little butterfly. It was her tracks brought from Argentina that destroyed huge areas of prickly pear, restoring biological balance. And the grateful Australians not only imposed a strict quarantine on the import of plants but also erected a monument to the little caterpillar. But such stories, unfortunately, are very few. Most often, caterpillars harm the garden and orchard, depriving us of the coveted harvest.
What Caterpillars Can Be Found in the Garden
There are many types of caterpillars that can ruin the life of the gardener and gardener. In the garden, hawthorns are most often found. Their masonry can usually be found on the leaves of trees entangled in cobwebs. Gold-shingles, which settle on small branches, is also adjacent to them, also wrapping them in a “shawl” from the web. Leaflets are extremely dangerous, which, despite their small size, can quickly destroy buds, leaves, and flowers. A sign that these caterpillars have chosen your site is the leaves of plants twisted into a tube, inside of which there is still the same web. For one season, several generations of leaflets are born, so it is necessary to deal with this pest very quickly.
And if you notice a shaggy caterpillar or a cluster of eggs covered with thin hairs, most likely an unpaired silkworm decided to breed in your area. It can easily and quickly capture the entire site, as it moves from place to place along with the wind.