Daisy / Cone Flower Petals Home › Forums › Organic-Gardening Questions › Pests and Diseases › Daisy / Cone Flower Petals Tagged: bugs, caterpillars This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Anonymous 6 years, 8 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts July 14, 2010 at 12:53 am #29069 Anonymous Help! Something is eating the petals off of my daisies and cone flowers. All the petals are eaten right up to the center on each stem (and the center remains). Any idea on what could be doing this? I appreciate your feedback! July 18, 2010 at 2:27 am #29543 Anonymous Sounds like it might be a caterpillar. Have you seen any of these? Helicoverpa zea, the corn earworm, feeds on flower petals as well as ears of corn (and cotton bolls). Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.