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Member since 12 Jan 2007
Member from Taipa
Has anyone got red wasps killing the monarch caterpillars. these wasps are nasty, zooming in and stinging the larger caterpillars and carrying off the small ones. I have a tree two metres high by a metre across. Most days four butterflies are laying eggs but few leaves are missing. The eggs and smaller caterpillars disappear - the larger ones die in situ and the red wasps eat them. I need a couple of metres of net curtaining to cover the whole plant to protect the critters. Any remedy/ideas on how to get rid of the red wasps - they are the orangey/red ones whose legs dangle down. Thanks
Member since 05 Dec 2006
Member from Morrinsville
If you can find their nest,Eneri-you will be doing everyone a favour as well as their stings are really vicious(says one who knows)
If you manage to find it,wait till evening and spray it thoroughly with Carbaryl (Have i got the name right?)as it is very effective.
The cheapest netting can be curtain netting at spotlight.
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