Caterpillars eating my hostas
There has been something munching on my hostas. I assumed the culprits were slugs, so at midnight a couple of days ago I went out with a flashlight to catch them in the act. There was not a single slug in sight, but I did find something else. I found this caterpillar eating holes in my hostas. The Blue Angels and Abiqua Drinking Gourds have been hit the hardest. Below is a photo of one of these hungry little devils. We have had lots of moths and butterflies in South Central Kansas, and as a result lots of caterpillars. Is anyone able to identify this particular type of caterpillar and how do I treat them before they become an infestation? They are not on any of my other plants except the hostas. Below is a link to the photo.