How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Pest identification and confirmation

Six common caterpillars found in the garden or orchard

Orange tortrix
Orange tortrix
Yellowish green bodies with gold head capsules and prothoracic shields

Omnivorous leafroller
Omnivorous leafroller

Translucent and chalky white bumps on each segment; brown head

Fruittree leafroller
Fruittree leafroller

Green, with a shiny black head

Amorbia
Amorbia

Green, with two dark horizontal lines on each side of its head and the segment behind

Citrus cutworm
Citrus cutworm

Brown to green, smooth-skinned caterpillar with a prominent white stripe on each side

Western tussock moth
Western tussock moth
Black, with long bristles with red and yellow spots and four white tufts of hair.


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