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Hi, can you please help me identify this patterned brown caterpillar that appeared in my Melbourne garden earlier this year and started eating all of my mint? I also had green caterpillars (cabbage moth, I think) that were easier to get rid off as they flocked to my nasturtiums where they were easy to see and pick off. These brown caterpillars are sneakier and harder to spot. Any tips on what type they are and what decoy or detrrant plants I can use (or suggested treatments that are pet-friendly)? Thanks.

Submitted: 04:49PM, 16 Apr 2018
Answer: Hi Kate,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

This caterpillar is larvae of Geometrid Moths, commonly called Inchworm. Try controlling with Yates Natures Way Dipel Bio-Insecticide Spray. It is an organic certified product derived from naturally occurring bacteria, there is no withholding period, great for your herb and veggies.Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-concentrates/natures-way-caterpillar-killer—-dipel

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Pests
Tags: Inchworm, herbs
Answered: 05:54PM, 16 Apr 2018

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