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okus

(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2005
6:29 PM

Post #1575433

This chap is destroying my brug, he is pretty large, about 3ins long I think. Does anyone know what he is?? Should I squish him or let him eat?

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konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2005
6:40 PM

Post #1575447

Well...I don't know for sure, but more than likely it's going to be a moth. I don't know of any butterfly cats that eat Brugs, and this looks pretty large. It's kind of hard to tell what it looks like from the top. Does it have a horn or any type of point on one end?
okus

(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2005
6:56 PM

Post #1575481

No horns or points, viewed from the back end he has two false 'eyes' - black dots -
If I knew what else he liked to eat I would just move him and save the brug.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2005
7:00 PM

Post #1575485

Anyone know of good caterpillar id book? It takes me forever to go through 'bug guides' cat pictures!!
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


June 25, 2005
9:52 PM

Post #1575711

Looks like an armyworm, possibly from Pseudaletia unipuncta Moth.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2005
5:04 AM

Post #1587772

John, do a search for Caterpillars thru Binoculars, or something like that. There are butterfly books and I heard a while back that they were making a cat one. Peterson Field Guides have one too I think.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2005
4:59 PM

Post #1588800

Thanks, Paige. Is this it? http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LifeSciences/Invertebratezoology/Entomology/?view=usa&ci=0195149874
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2005
5:25 PM

Post #1588897

That looks like it is the right one. It's not cheap tho, is it? You might check the used book stores and online used stores too.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2005
5:32 PM

Post #1588913

Yep, that surprised me! Sherman finally has a (new) book store with lotsa good stuff. I will want to get my hands on it and check it out before I buy at that price. Might be hard to find a used one but, will try.

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