Bobberman
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2437
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:31 pm
Location: Latrobe Pa.

Strange brown fuzzy bug on pepper with green square.

I picked a pepper today and saw a small one inch square fuzzy edged flat patch on the pepper. the rectangular patch was about a 1/2 inch wide with a greenish patch in the middle. it looked like a piece of cloth but seemed to be a type of worm or bug but did not move. I peeled it off and it did not move. Never seen anything like it! What was it? I was trying to find a picture.

User avatar
applestar
Mod
Posts: 28531
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 7:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

Re: Strange brown fuzzy bug on pepper with green square.

I think it was probably one of the slug moth caterpillars.
I was going to post a representative image but there are SO MANY ! I couldn't think which might be closest to what you saw:
:arrow: https://bugguide.net/node/view/131/bgimage

Do you see any that looks like the one on your pepper plant?

Bobberman
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2437
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:31 pm
Location: Latrobe Pa.

Re: Strange brown fuzzy bug on pepper with green square.

Third one from the top next to the penny is similar to it just a different color. Thanks!



Return to “Pepper Forum”