Does anyone know about Webworms/Tent Cats?
I have caterpillars forming loose webbing on the tips of my Baptisia australis var. minor, Blue Wild Indigo. Lots of them relative to the size of the plant. I thought these kinds of caterpillars only attacked trees???
The cats are yellowish/greenish with black and white markings. I will try to get a photo. Head is black as well. They are kind of colorful, but they are destroyihg my Wild Indigo. Definitely not WIDs.
I'm mainly just trying to confirm that webworms and/or tent caterpillars use other shrubs or forbs as hosts.
We have lots of insects this year. I was watering my beans this morning, and found two Salt Marsh cats mating on a leaf near the bottom!