Hairy caterpillar

Asked July 2, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT

What is this and how do I kill it on my hop plants? Thank you.

Kalamazoo County Michigan hops

1 Response

Hi There,

These are commonly called hop merchant caterpillars and turn into a moth. You can use Bt to control them. IF they are just on one or two leaves, simply remove the leaves or pick them off.