This is one of the saddest things I've seen today.
After searching the forum for answers on what is eating up my sunflower leaves and now my first sunflower, I've decided it's caterpillars. I've not seen them eating the leaves, maybe they do this at night, but they sorta roll up in the leaves with a webbing thing around them.
Then two nights ago, I noticed a large and very scary bug eating one of the caterpillars. Once again, after searching the forum, I've decided it's an assassin bug. There are two of these bugs on my sunflowers. They will stare you down and win. Wow.
Is there anything else I can do to protect the sunflowers without killing these scary, but useful bugs?