Lemon Tree Pest

ShwordenJune 7, 2011

Two weeks ago planted a Lemon Tree, an Orange Tree and a pink grape fruit tree. Went away for a week. Came Back and found that something has been munching on the Lemon tree leaves, but the Orange and grape fruit tree are not affected. Inspection of the lemon tree showed no signs of insects . The leaves at the top of the 3 to 4 foot lemon tree clearly shows signs of being eaten. I'd post some pictures, but not sure how to do that yet. Also, some leaves are folded inward and look rather strange. I'd compare it to what I have seen in some trees as possible insect egg infestation either in the leaf itself or in the stem of the leaf. The three trees are about the same size. Planted about 20 feet apart, and only the Lemon Tree being used of some critters lunch!

If you can tell me how to post pictures I'll do so. Unless I find out how first.


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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

do you have grasshoppers. the ones around here love my citrus trees and can do some damage fast.

upload you pics to a hosting site, imageshack photobucket, tinypic are all good ones. then copy and paste the HTML code of the picture into the message body of your post.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 6:00PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

There are some caterpillars that 'stitch' folded leaves together to make a little protective tent. Some spiders do the same thing. But perhaps that is not what you mean....so a picture will be important.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 12:06PM
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Try googling 'Citrus Leaf Miner'. Could that be the problem?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 2:04PM
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