Help! Sawfly caterpillars are destroying my hollyhocks >:(

Help! Sawfly caterpillars are destroying my hollyhocks >:(

I went out of town for a few days and came back to find my hollyhocks almost totally destroyed by tiny caterpillars. These little monsters were fairly easy to ID as Hibiscus Sawflies. Does anyone have suggestions or advice regarding how to get rid of them without pesticides? Or possibly even some efficient way to manually remove them? Next year should I order mantids or ladybugs to help defend against them?

Thanks!





new and wondering

new and wondering

hi fellow gardeners and plant lovers!

hi fellow gardeners and plant lovers!

New 2 Bedroom Apartment

New 2 Bedroom Apartment

I found this little girl. . .

I found this little girl. . .

Our home in Israel

Our home in Israel

Help ID’ing this plant

Help ID’ing this plant