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Can anyone identify what these little beasties will grow into? They have completely devoured my nasturtiums!


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  • Posted: Wed. 17th September 2008 12:28

Pesky beasts

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Wpk
What pests! Would you be able to send a close-up of one of the monsters...will help me better id the rascals. Thanks.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 17th September 2008 15:57


Reply from ann noble

look like cabbage whites to me

  • Posted: Fri. 19th September 2008 13:20


Reply from Eric Martin

Definitely Cabbage White. Keep an eye on them when the butterflys are around and when the eggs hatch you will find a a leaf with loads of caterpillars on. Take the leaf off and throw it away before they spread round the rest of the plant. Even better catch them at egg stage. Clusters of bright orange eggs on the underneath of the leaves. By the way, try eating one of the flowers. They are amazing. First you get the sweetness of the nectar and then a really hot tang like chilli. They are perfectly safe to eat and a good conversation topic if mixed with salads!

  • Posted: Fri. 19th December 2008 14:46