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Caterpillars

 Caterpillars - (Pests and Diseases)

  
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Caterpillars are butterfly or moth larvae which weaken the tree by feeding on tissue. These pests can do a significant amount of damage to the LEAVES of a tree if not effectively controlled.

Generally, the easiest method is to pick them off by hand and destroy them or alternativelty the application of a contact spray can also be effective.

There are several different types of larvae which are listed separatly under : BOMBYCOID MOTHs, goat/LEOPARD MOTH, leaf-roller, LEAF MINER, GEOMETER MOTH, and SMALL ERMINE MOTHs


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