A full 25 days ago I spotted a single wilted leaf, little webbing material and a couple of brown spots on a single bud on a plant that was in the 2nd week of flower.
Right away 3-4 regulars advised me to spray my plants with insecticide.
I carefully picked everything off and watched.
After a week, I judged that everything looked just fine, so I didn’t spray.
6 days ago I noticed an awful lot of what looked like worm castings in my biggest bud. When I looked closer, there was a big fat green worm in the bud. Disgusted, I picked it off and started looking at all the others. All in all I picked around 12 worms off of one plant.
Now panicking, I got back on the forum and purchased a pesticide recommended by a regular. I soaked the plant down and the only 2 others that I have.
Moral of the story? If I had listened 25 days ago, this would have been headed off, but now, it was just too late.
This was all caused by the “oak” worm or “tent” worm. They like to bore straight through the centers of your buds and leave holes all over. As they eat, they leave poop and eggs behind. The babies then start eating buds as well. All of that leaves a bunch of dead and mushy plant material as well.