We had an infestation on the Silver maples this year. Lots and lots of these little guys:
That have eaten all the leaves off of 3 of the largest trees we have. Naked. The largest blobs you see are just more cocoons and caterpillars. No leaves are left at all.
The moths are a gorgeous silvery white.
Some are in the stage of laying their eggs and then passing on
We’ve never had an infestation this badly before and we’re hoping it doesn’t spread. We’d like these trees to come back. There’s a chance. We’re happy to share some leaves but it’s nice if they don’t take the whole tree. Greedy little buggers.
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