Could you help identify this bug and suggest a remedy for it?

Asked September 13, 2016, 5:54 PM EDT

Hello, My Russian Kale's leaves have been chewed up by a few of green worms like the one in the center of the photo. Could you help identify what it is and what is its predator? How do you suggest that I get rid of it using natural method? Thanks! Nick

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This is the imported cabbage worm.Birds will naturally feed on the larvae. The white moth is the adult, prevent them from laying their eggs by using a floating row cover.Spinosad is a natural organic product that will control them.