White moth looks like butterfly in my garden

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    Mrs. Galeassi In Flower

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    I never knowing that the pretty all white butterfly that came by my garden for a visit is actually a moth. How you ask do I know this now. Well I found little green worms on my pole green bean plants and my leaves were chewed and he was rapped in a little spot on the leaf. He had it actually folded over him like a blanket! Then after further inspection I found 8 more. I removed the damaged leaves and there new tenants. Did a little more research and apparently they are from that moths eggs. So now that they are gone I was hoping someone could shed some light as to how I can prevent another attack? Organic remedies would be most appreciated. But I am willing to use any force necessary to save my plants. Well as a last resort.

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    My first insect problem! ( photo / image / picture from Mrs. Galeassi's Garden )
     



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    Mrs. Galeassi In Flower

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    That's my pinky. They are tiny. OOOppps Sorry about the two photos, double clicked...
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think the safest way to keep plants caterpillar free is to pluck them off when you see them.

    But be sure what kind they are first, the Tent Caterpillar and the Hornworm are two to destroy but if the plant isn't being destroyed by the caterpillars I just leave them alone and enjoy the butterflies or moths that come later.
     
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    Mrs. Galeassi In Flower

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    Thanks. Going to go google those two so I know what they look like. And I better keep a close watch for those guys that I just had cause that moth comes by everyday.
     

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