thin little brown worm

gro2canAugust 21, 2014

acting like a trapeze artist waving back and forth in the air hanging on to the edge of my pepper plant leaf. looks somewhat like a army caterpiller but way smaller and a lot lighter in color. anyone know of this. picked about seven off in 15minutes of looking. never seen them before today wish i could send pics but have trouble just posting. thx aki

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habjolokia

Pic would be nice, sounds like an inch worm though.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:11AM
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gro2can

what is a inch worm. does it eat pepper leaves. thx aki

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 12:52PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

A inch worm is a caterpillar that is about an inch long and acts as you describe - in this case looking for another leaf to crawl to. They also have a unique crawling style, moving one end at a time. They can chew leaves but generally aren't considered a problem.

Dennis

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 3:06PM
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gro2can

thx for info guys have enuf probs with aphids dont need others.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 4:52PM
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