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.

Navel orangeworm
Navel orangeworm
Pink, with crescent-shaped marks behind dark reddish head.

Codling moth
Codling moth
White to pink, with mottled brown head and shield on first segment behind the head.
Oriental fruit moth
Oriental fruit moth
White or pink caterpillar with a brown head.

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