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Speckled green fruitworm (Orthosia hibisci) larvae are green with numerous white or blue flecks, a thin light colored stripe down the middle of the back and a wider stripe along each side of the body. Larvae are robust and can reach 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches when fully grown. Eggs (1/15 of an inch diameter) are grayish white and hemispherical with ridges that radiate out from the center.

Speckled green fruitworm (Bessin, UKY)
Speckled green fruitworm.

(Photo: Ricardo Bessin, University of Kentucky)

    

Management:

  • Insecticide at first cover

      

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