Came home to find one of our three witch hazel plants was decimated by caterpillars. So went out and sprayed them heavily with Captain Jacks and some insect soap, both of which claim to be okay for organic growing. I then flicked all of the gross meaty caterpillars off of the two plants that had them on there. I didn’t get a good pic, my new phone let me down, but as best I can tell they were Redhumped Caterpillars (Schizura concinna).
I just went outside and they’re all gone so hopefully a bird came and ate them all.
I’m done with the house and the whole nature thing. Ready to buy an RV and just travel the continent.
Image from Bugguide.net
More info here: UC Davis.edu