My neighbor has these caterpillars around her patio. Just wondering if you knew what type they were. They look like they would cause a nasty sting!
Also, my orchids were chewed up by snails - should I cut the entire leaf off? Or leave the leaf?
Thanks as always!
- Denise G.
These are walnut caterpillars – they do not sting.
For the orchids, if a leaf is over half gone and looks unhealthy, remove it. A healthy looking leaf that just has some holes in it is still functioning well and should be retained.
Consumer Horticulture Specialist
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture