Leicestershire, United Kingdom
As a "newbie" to this site forgive me if this subject has been asked before: We have successfully grown Fuschias of all types for many years now, almost every year without any problem bugs or diseases, but in the last week we've found that two or three only of our plants are being eaten by the caterpillar(?) in the photo. It's really small, about 2 to 5 millimetres, green with a black head, and appears to have legs on the front segments. It eats the undersides only of the leaves, resulting in the leaves dropping, and it's activities now appears to be affecting the flowers on one plant. No other plants in the garden are affected.
I assume it's from a moth (?) but what species? Strong solution of Fary Liquid kills them, and we've also sprayed with Pravado.
Anyone have any solid identification please?
- 28 Jul, 2010