In an attempt to outwit nature, I decided to grow some seedlings inside before transferring to a raised garden bed outside. Unfortunately, nature was not denied. I woke up yesterday morning to find a few small larvae huddled around a seedling. The video isn’t the greatest, but this will give you an idea of their movement. The larvae ranged in size from 0.25 to 0.5 centimeters. The little jerks.
While I tried to exterminate yesterday, they were back (and in greater numbers) today. The seedling was a distant memory. Here are some close-up stills, thanks to my Aven digital microscope.