Return to the Florida Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Where do caterpillars go after munching?

Posted by irma_stpete z9 FL (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 12:13

Saturday I suddenly had green&black catepillars on my 2 rather small cassias's new leaf growth. 6. Sunday no trace except partially munched greenery. Were they all picked off by birds? No trace of anything not cassia. And how did they appear there in the first place - I never see any crawling on the long cassia trunk.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Where do caterpillars go after munching?

Today (Monday) I see a few white dots that could be cat eggs? But still, how did the cats leave? (So elemental...am I the only person who doesn't know this?)


 o
RE: Where do caterpillars go after munching?

they are sneaky. You just haven't looked hard enough.


 o
RE: Where do caterpillars go after munching?

After munching, of course, they go seepy ni-nite!

No, actually, if they just hatched out and now they are gone, they probably got eaten. But if they've been on the plant for long enough, they spin a cocoon and stay there to pupate, then they emerge as butterflies or moths. The cocoons are hard to notice, they usually look like a dead leaf hanging somewhere. The white dots are probably eggs that haven't hatched out yet into caterpillers.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Florida Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here