Texas Sage Eaten by Caterpillars?

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Texas Sage eaten by caterpillars? Take a close look at your Texas sage and see if you find small black spiny caterpillars.

They are the larvae of the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly.

Although they are small they have a huge appetite for sage leaves. They can devour the leaves of your plant in a matter of days. They are easily killed with Thuricide, Dipel dust or Spinosad and your plants will leaf back out in no time.