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What's eating my butterbeans????

Posted by wilkili_ga 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 08 at 9:08


This is my first year doing a SFG, and I haven't been very successful. The only crop that has been doing well is my butter beans, but I've been finding these on them:

Can anyone identify this and tell me how to get rid of them? I've sprayed with insecticidal soap, but I'm still finding them on a daily basis. Help!!!!


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RE: What's eating my butterbeans????

It is a ("Larva of the bean leafroller, Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus)

Use "Malathion" on him/her....will not come back for sure.

See link below. I hope this helps.


Here is a link that might be useful: Bean Leafrollers

RE: What's eating my butterbeans????

Thanks Krintis!!! I'm starting to see new smaller ones, so I guess more eggs have hatched. The link you sent was very helpful. It sounds like my plants will be ok. The damage so far is less than 30%. Next year I'll know to start spraying as soon as I see the little nibble marks in the leaves :)

RE: What's eating my butterbeans????

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! LOL. Glad you've got some advice! All I can do for you is shiver.

RE: What's eating my butterbeans????

Yes they are very creepy looking. When you squish them their innards are green and slimy looking, like something out of some alien autopsy movie...Eeeek! At least now I know what they are and how to get rid of them!

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