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Snowbush caterpillar (Spanworm) of White-tipped Black Moth (Melanchroia chephise) is devouring our snowbushes (Breynia nivosa) - Melanchroia chephise

Snowbush caterpillar (Spanworm) of White-tipped Black Moth (Melanchroia chephise) is devouring our snowbushes (Breynia nivosa) - Melanchroia chephise
Anna Maria, Manatee County, Florida, USA
August 27, 2007
Size: 1.5"
These guys have devoured the leaves on all of our snowbush plants

snow bush catepillars
Does anyone know how to get rid of these guys--they have basically destroyed our snowbushes--which were about 6ft tall--

 
snow bush caterpillar
go to http://collier.ifas.ufl.edu/CommHort/CommHortPubs/Snowbush%20Caterpillar.pdf - University of Florida. Personally, we just let them do their thing. Our snowbushes came back eventually.

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