Major plant pest causing considerable plant damage to a wide variety of plants. Feeding commonly seen on leaves, seedlings, shoots, flowers and even fruit. Large irregular holes can be seen on leaves often with feeding damage occuring on the leaf edges. Black frass (droppings) also usually visible. The caterpillars are usually visible on the plant and feed during the day. Caterpillars can ocassionally be a problem on peppers and chilli plants (related plants) but not considered a specific pest of these plants.
Product Solution: Spray with Sprayday Greenfly Killer, Provado Ultimate Fruit and Vegetable Bug Killer ready to use/concentrate on greenhouse or protected pepper and chilli plants.
Cultural measures: Pick off caterpillars by hand when seen.