Purple Caterpillar: Friend or Foe?

26 Jul

Found on bee balm, close to tomatoes, so I don’t want to assume this thing is harmless… Shall i detain him?

3 Responses to “Purple Caterpillar: Friend or Foe?”

  1. nycwendy July 26, 2020 at 12:23 PM #

    Looks like it might be a Cotton Bollworm…foe.

  2. nycwendy July 26, 2020 at 12:24 PM #

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoverpa_armigera

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