Walking by a persimmon tree and noticed something odd. Stopped for a look and found these giant caterpillars all over it. Monsters from hell to me. They are doing a great job of converting leaves into fertilizer pellets...
Agreed! Got to make a raising cage of some sort first, my youngest wants to grow one into a butterfly. I don't even know how to kill a bug that big. I'm not very squeamish but the thought of these toads squishing underfoot is unappealing. I wonder what they taste like fried...DANG THOSE ARE COOL LOOKING! Now go kill them suckers!
I could put them on the million or so locust trees I battle on an endless basis!I just read the little information slide that j-bird posted and it says that they eat privet. I wonder if you can move them from the persimmons to something you don't want and have them eat the bad stuff. I doubt the catepillars will travel long distances to get back to the persimmons. Move them to something you dont want and let them get after it.