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Caterpillars :Prodenia, lafigma,heliotis

Are also called cotton leafworm, beet armyworm and tobacco budworm.

These three are moths.

Around 2 centimeter length.                     

Caterpillars demage to a watermelon fruit

The caterpillar is basically eating the leaves.                 

Caterpillar eating leaves
Caterpillars damage to watermelon plants

They can be early traced by the small black grains they leave behind, which is their poop.

Poop of Caterpillars
Caterpillar poop is a sign to his presence

It is recommended to use at least 4 kinds of different pesticides,

and alternate between them every 3 days,

in order to overcome pest’s resistance, and completely exterminate them.

For further information about this, read this post , and this post also.

Best pesticides for caterpillars,

Active ingredients:

1.Chlorantraniliprole        

  2.Thiamethoxam               

  3.Flubendiamide              

  4.Emamectin benzoate                

  5.Lufenuron                         

  6.Cyantraniliprole          

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