Asian Tent Catepillar


Asian Tent Caterpillar

Asian Tent Caterpillar

Not all caterpillars are the same, especially if they are the Asian Tent Caterpillar, which is shown to the left.  They arrive in early spring and make their tents in the tree branches and feed on cherry, apple, plum, peach and hawthorn trees several times per day. The damage they do to trees is usually aesthetic and the trees can recover from a single attack.

An attack by the Tent Caterpillar starts by them eating the leaves off of one branch before moving to the next one. Then they divide into smaller groups and attack multiple branches at the same time, which can result in 20% defoliation of a small tree. Several tents on one tree can totally defoliate it. This makes the tree susceptible to drought, freezing, or disease.

If you think you have Asian Tent Caterpillars, call Landscape Associates at 920-337-4915.

Advertisements

About landscapeassoc

Landscape-Associates - Unique Design with Nature in Mind.
This entry was posted in Landscape-Associates, Landscaping and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s