Just another Weeping Cherry tree bug - but which?

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by rokosz, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. rokosz

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    Hi folks,

    I've attached a pic of what I assume is larvae of some sort. I found it by unfurling a weeping cherry tree leave -- not all the "furled" leaves had a critter -- but a few did.
    This lively fellow is about 1/2" in length (the thing in the picture is a twisty-tie for a bag of bread or rolls).

    Can anyone ID it? Should I keep it away from small children? Kidding. I'm in the US Northeast where it has been unusually wet and somewhat cool this spring/summer. The WC seems to have more of this wrapped leaves symptoms then usual. Hence my curiosity.

    thanks, Bryan
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    These are called leaf rollers. Damage is limited to rolling and chewing you see. A whole bunch of them on one tree could certainly have an impact on its appearance.
     
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    Thanks for the ID!

    So, not necessarily a fatal threat? Would something relatively benign (like Insect'al soap) be a reasonable remedy?

    thanks again, B
     

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