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Las orugas hambrientas pueden causar mucho daño a sus preciadas plantas. Su mejor defensa es explorar su paisaje con regularidad. Mire sus plantas cuidadosamente un par de veces a la semana. Si ve daños por masticación, intente encontrar al insecto responsable. Probablemente sea una oruga. Fuente: Jardinería en un minuto, orugas en plantas ornamentales. Caterpillars on Ornamentals

Las orugas son la etapa larval de los insectos del orden Lepidoptera, que incluye mariposas y polillas. 

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Caterpillars of North America: Easily Identify 90 Common Butterflies and Moths

Rolando NegronMay 28th, 2024Step into the world of caterpillars with Caterpillars of North America: Easily Identify 90 Common Butterflies and Moths, authored by acclaimed entomologist Dr. Jaret C. Daniels, UF Professor of Entomology and Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. While butterflies and moths often steal the spotlight, […]

Caterpillars that wreck your lawn

Christine JacksonMay 9th, 2024Warm weather means that turf is currently in active growth. So is the hatching of caterpillars. Armyworms and Sod Webworms. Each of them causes damage to turf and ornamental plants.   Armyworms: These worms can be found year-round in central Florida and feed 24/7, 365 in packs or a small army, hints the name. They […]

Caterpillar cascade: Where are all these caterpillars coming from across Florida? UF/IFAS has answers

Meredith BauerApril 11th, 2024Florida is full of caterpillars this month. But what are they and what can you do about them? Are they dangerous? Fast facts from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agent Jackie Lebouitz: Some common caterpillars are the tussock moth , the echo moth, oak leaf-roller and the woolly gray moth. […]

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