Articles about Caterpillars

Prevent infestation with Caterpillars

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Caterpillar is the common name for the larvae of members of the order Lepidoptera, the insect order comprising of butterflies and moths. Depending of their specie, they are herbivorous, insectivorous, or even cannibalistic. Due to being voracious feeders, caterpillars are known as some of the most dangerous agricultural pests, as they can cause much damage to crops, by eating the leaves of the plants with quite the speed.

Information about Caterpillars

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Caterpillar is the common name for the larvae of members of the order Lepidoptera, which is the insect order comprising butterflies and moths. Most of them are herbivorous, but some caterpillar species can also be insectivorous, even cannibalistic, while some feed on other animal products, such as clothes moths feeding on wool.

How to get rid of Caterpillars

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Caterpillars have a life span of only around two weeks, but in those two weeks, they can cause massive damage to your crops, orchard, or garden. Depending on the specie, infestations of caterpillars can occur at different times during the year. Many species lay eggs in the fall that will hatch in the spring, or others will repeat this cycle of life several times over a season.

Caterpillar is the common name for the larvae of members of the order Lepidoptera, which is the the insect order comprising butterflies and moths. Most of them are herbivorous, but some caterpillar species can also be insectivorous, even cannibalistic, while some feed on other animal products, such as clothes moths feeding on wool. These insects are known to be voracious feeders, being considered agricultural pests for a good reason. Some species of caterpillar are also highly poisonous, particularly those species that live in the tropical rain forests. Caterpillars difference in size, colour and appearance depending on their species. Some are very brightly coloured where other caterpillar species are quite dull-looking in comparison. Some species are very hairy, where others are very smooth, but the main aim of their appearance is to intimidate their predators and to deter them from eating them.