Pest Profile

Painted Lady (a.k.a. Thistle Caterpillar)
Vanessa cardui

Pest Description

Soybean leaves may be webbed together by this hairy caterpillar (also known as the painted lady caterpillar). Larvae are covered by branched black spines or hairs over much of the body.

Source of information

J.P. Michaud:

Pest photo source

Brian McCornack and Phil Sloderbeck, KSU Entomology