Okay, I am going to say he is nasty because he and two of his friends turned my Brug leaves to swiss cheese and left behind a bunch of poo! They are about two inches long, their bodies look greenish and all the hairs are white and their heads are kind of golden colored. I would like to know what they are so I can either relocate them to the butterfly garden or show them some nice rocks. LOL
CLOSED: Nice or nasty??
I'm not too sure that brugs are host plants for butterflies, but he really does look like one........show him to the butterfly garden!!!
I don't see this one in my butterfly book. It maybe some sort of moth.
Thanks you two. I don't want to kill something worthwhile, but don't like the nasty bugger eating all the holes and leaving all the poo poo like "thanks for the meal"! LOL
Agreement with poppysue -
A very general rule of thumb is that moth larvae are hairy and butterfly larvae aren't. (Caveat: more exceptions to this 'rule' than in English grammer - the hawkmoths come to mind.)
If it is a moth larva, be careful handling it. Several N. American species have spines among the hairs that can cause severe reactions in people with sensitive skin.