All My Hippeastrum Seedlings Were Devoured!

J.E. Shields
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 07:52:11 PDT

As the others say, don't discard the seedlings, but try to nurse them back 
to greenery.  Feed lightly and give plenty of light.

The caterpillars eating your leaves are probably larvae of cutworm or 
armyworm moths.  Go ahead and exterminate them!  (Or the worms could be any 
of dozens of other types, too.)  the best pollinators will be your fingers.

Jim S.

At 07:26 AM 9/18/2010 -0700, you wrote:
>Nhu & Others
>I did happen to see the caterpillars, they were black with white stripes 
>*or is
>it white with black stripes?*, small little things! I don't want to kill
>them, they're what help pollinate my plants :) ....... I guess they have 
>to pollinate
>so they'll have a food source in the future, eh?

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