Thistle Caterpillar in Soybeans

Colin Brady How To

Have you or your customers experienced issues within your soybeans and have seen an odd looking caterpillar feeding on the leaves? If what you have been seeing is similar to the pictures below, you may be dealing with the Thistle Caterpillar. This spiky caterpillar comes from the painted lady butterfly. While most years this pest has not been an issue, …