Could you help identify this bug and suggest a remedy for it?
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
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. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/imported-cabbageworm