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Author:  jridge [ Oct 25, 2018 8:59 am ]
Post subject:  Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

I've got an excessive number of little brown caterpillars crawling around my driveway. Obviously trying to get into my warmer garage, 'cause I'll see a few in there as well. Can anyone identify them? And how would I control them? They're kind of messy to step on when walking on the driveway.

Author:  Wily Fox aka Angela [ Oct 25, 2018 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

here is a good list with pictures ot help. recognize them?

https://animalsake.com/caterpillar-identification-chart

Author:  TillerBee [ Oct 25, 2018 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

I've never had this problem and cannot imagine what they are. I hope someone can help you figure out what kind they are and what to do with them.

Is your driveway black topped (sealed)?

Author:  jridge [ Oct 25, 2018 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

My asphalt portion is sealed. I see them mainly on the concrete pad just in front of the garage doors. Nothing recognizable in the caterpillar id website. Tonight, I take a photo.

Author:  tmjbp [ Oct 25, 2018 6:51 pm ]
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My neighbor has this invasion as well. I've always just called these creepy crawlies, but I've never seen so many in one place. He just swept them off the asphalt using a push broom. We don't seem to have them on our side of the road.

Author:  BeerGodROX [ Oct 25, 2018 9:55 pm ]
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I have seen some strange behavior with the Stellar Jays. They are popping up and down on a couple of patches of ground out back, day after day. I wonder if they have found a hatching of this crawlies, too? I'll climb out there tomorrow and poke around.
Mrs. BGR

Author:  Wily Fox aka Angela [ Oct 25, 2018 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

we have crows all over our property munching on something

Author:  aspenleaf [ Oct 26, 2018 7:58 am ]
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Here is a page showing the common bugs in Colorado. Maybe it's on there. About what do they measure?

https://www.insectidentification.org/in ... e=Colorado

Author:  jridge [ Oct 26, 2018 8:37 am ]
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They're about an inch long. Here's a photo with a car key as reference to size.
Image

Author:  Wily Fox aka Angela [ Oct 26, 2018 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

How 'bout these?!

http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2012/03/winter-pillars.html

Author:  aspenleaf [ Oct 26, 2018 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Brown Caterpillar Fall Invasion

The segments aren't as clearly defined, but it looks like a moth of some sort.

Author:  sunsetinthepines [ Oct 27, 2018 10:24 am ]
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Yes - these certainly look to be Miller Moth larvae - Army Cutworms. Those moths are very prevalent up here!

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