Monday, July 24, 2006

Tuesday 25th July -The Enemy

Is there no end to the small wee beasties that eat more veg than Spouse?

Cabbage white butterflies lay their eggs on plants of the mustard family (crucifers). Eggs are usually laid on the underside of the leaf, where the caterpillars also hang out. Caterpillars are a velvety green with faint white lines along the sides. They chew big holes in the leaves. If you see this kind of damage, turn the leaf over and look carefully: you can probably apprehend the culprit and kill it!

3 comments:

spouse said...

did you know that british butterflies are in decline...http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5205358.stm ...mind you, i do love the veg...lol

Allotment No 21 said...
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Allotment No 21 said...

Well you can help me decimate the rest by picking caterpillers off the cabbage!