Southern Pink Moth or Pink Southern Moth
Last year, this little moth completely devastated most of my Salvia plants. Lady in Red did bloom, but the blooms were fewer and distorted in many cases.
Most affected was, of course, S. 'Black & Blue'. Least affected was S. darcyi.
I cannot use BT because I have a butterfly and moth garden. I find little on the Internet except for people who think this is a "cute, pretty little pink moth". A moth caterpillar that eats and shreds your foliage, and consumes the blooms, is not a cute pretty little pink moth. The plants look bad not only due the moth caterpillars feeding, but the frass all over the leaves as well.
Does anyone else have problems with this little moth, or know anything about it - such as are they cyclic?