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#65662 Jun 13th, 2007 at 05:25 PM
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I've been seeing the leaves on this canna getting more and more eaten up the past several days, and finally had a chance to take a good look to see who the culprit was. Anyone know what kind of caterpillar this is?

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plants 'n pots #65819 Jun 14th, 2007 at 03:49 AM
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OH My! I just got a great caterpillar ID guide in at work. Of course I'm home right now. Doesnt thorny know an online site? Whatbug? is that it he always refers to? I'll look in that book when I get in. I looked in my old golden guides insect book.(I dont like the Gguides much at all) Look up the caterpillar for a skipper.

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Wrennie #66340 Jun 14th, 2007 at 10:34 AM
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LARGE RUGGED HOLES IN LEAVES

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Cannas can be decimated by leaf-chewing insects, such as grasshoppers and leaf-rolling caterpillars. Two caterpillars, in particular, are very destructive to cannas in Florida, the larger canna leafroller, whose adult form is variously called the Brazilian skipper or the canna butterfly, and the lesser canna leafroller.


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papito #66406 Jun 14th, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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I looked in the caterpillar book and still think skipper or skipperling.


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Wrennie #66527 Jun 14th, 2007 at 06:40 PM
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:mad: i hate that i am not the only one having this problem. i went out the other day, and i have small black ones that are doing the same damage to my coneflowers, phlox, and bee balm. i broke out the poison insect killer which i hate cause it hurts the good bugs, but this is war!


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