Yeah! It's Bud Worm Season. Pics

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by CrazyChester, Sep 11, 2008.


    josevolution Member

    Took this tonight

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    josevolution Member

    Like this shot

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    slow drawl

    slow drawl Well-Known Member

    The culprit.. Cabbage Moth.JPG
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    backtracker Well-Known Member

    That's a butterfly bud worm caterpillars come from moths. Butterflies are mostly plant specific so they lay eggs on plants that the caterpillars can eat like the Monarch butterfly caterpillars only eat milkweed. Bud worm moths fly at night.
    "One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth is to look at the antennae. A butterfly’s antennae are club-shaped with a long shaft and a bulb at the end. A moth’s antennae are feathery or saw-edged."
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    slow drawl

    slow drawl Well-Known Member

    The pic I posted is a Cabbage White butterfly...they do lay their eggs on cannabis flowers.
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    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    u r correct,igrow lots of cold crops,fighting them bad right now I have also caught them on my other plants ,long handle net is what I use

    backtracker Well-Known Member

    "All known host plants contain natural chemicals called glucosinolates, glucosinolates are natural components of many pungent plants such as mustard, cabbage, and horseradish." I can't find if cannibus contains glucosinolates but it has over 400 componds. Those bastards eat my collards so they are DOA. I see butterflies on pot plants sometimes but they aren't laying eggs and hate to kill something for no reason. From what it says if they do lay eggs on the wrong plant the larvae won't eat it and starve. .

    Stickyicky42O Member

    Soap an water kills them stupid ass things.. last year I got them so I sprayed with soap an water and them bitches just feel off .... use dawn dish soap no frag if possible

    illmatix Active Member

    These things are attacking my buds too... I have the little webs, black eggs and brown mushy dead bud they leave behind. Now i also pick them out almost daily and its been fine since.
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    Stickyicky42O Member

    Just do a spray every 2-3 nights of the soap n water....

    tyson53 Well-Known Member

    we been getting the worms here in the North East...I been using BT every 5 days and been more worms...I tear thru the buds daily to check...I tried the soap thing last year..worked so so..does not last long..and also I would not spray Dawn or any dish soaps on budded plants..they aree more a detergent than soap..and will degrade the waxy substance of the trics....use a soap like Dr Bronners...use either the peppermint or the lavender..they will more deter the moths from laying eggs more than any thing...

    I am around a lot of farm country and also where they grow tobacco so they are bad here at times...but so far using BT the last few years has worked great...a few brands are Thuricide BT...safers worm and catapiller killer and southern AG catipiller killer...get at Lowes..Home Depot or tractor supply...

    i had to use pyrethrum 1 year as they were so bad..then I followed with BT after the first big kill to control them...

    Stickyicky42O Member

    Dang good to know I was told to use dawn

    dopechess Well-Known Member

    I've been proactive this year with bud worms, been spraying BT every 5days or so from about week 4 in veg. I found a couple of spherical egg like things on my buds. Do you think those are caterpillar eggs? (in center of the frame, there are 2 spherical objects)

    Do the moths like to lay their eggs on the surface of the Buds? or do they bury them deeper in the buds?

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    seanmace54 Member

    haha. not a bad idea.

    slownickel Well-Known Member

    Spinosad has a prolonged response verus BT's. Javelin is the BT that seems to work for a couple of days.

    Spinosad even works on the caterpillar/moth eggs. Entrust is an organic source, there are a couple of them out there.

    slownickel Well-Known Member

    Sure looks like lepidoptera eggs.... (moths/caterpillars).
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    roflcopter420 New Member

    I think so too! What do others say?

    GreenBoxGrown Active Member

    I hate those nasty little things, especially when they are crawling around on my buds! Those red Pistils in the sunlight are so crazy though. Such beautiful buds!

    jbcCT Active Member

    Lost some bud on my last harvest before fall to the worms. Wasn't infested but enough to cause a loss. You also end up with gross black little grit, either their poop or eggs. It was the only pest I really had to deal with this year.
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    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    I had a problem with them on my Bag Seed Testers. Worms, then rot. Lost some. Picked a whole lot early.

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