What type of caterpillar?

Asked June 8, 2019, 5:01 PM EDT

I found this caterpillar on my green beans and not sure if it's friend or foe. Do you know what kind it is? Thank you in advance!

District of Columbia County District of Columbia green beans insect identification vegetable caterpillar

1 Response

We cannot identify the caterpillar accurately. When immature the larvae may be smooth and later may be hairy so it is difficult to identify.
You can leave the larvae till it gets bigger and we may be able to identify. Or you can pick off and put it out for the birds.

Marian