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Juniper in trouble

Posted by luis_pr z7/8 FW TX (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 15, 10 at 21:04

The following photos show the damage that some caterpillars appear to be doing to a juniper and other nearby plants. Can someone identify this pest and suggest some controls? I am ready to go and get some Bt by now!!!

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/llluch/100_4563.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/llluch/100_4564.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/llluch/100_4565.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/llluch/100_4566.jpg

I live in Hurst Texas and have had some Gulf Fritillary Butterflies make "a home" (ie, chrysalis) near another shrub but these chrysalises appear to be smaller in size and the juniper looks really bad now.

TIA,
Luis


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RE: Juniper in trouble

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 15, 10 at 22:51

Bagworms. Not a chrysalis. The larvae hide out in them while eating.


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