Identification: unknown catapillar

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  1. chenchen

    chenchen Member

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    My maple tree has some catapillars eating the leaves.
    I have tried researching them but have had no success.
    Can you ID theses catapillars and advise how to rid my maple tree of them.

    Thanks

    Chenchen
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Schizura concinna, the red-humped caterpillar.

    Very few records for it in Canadensys (Canada-wide specimen database), so it isn't particularly common. Follow the first link above for integrated pest management guidelines; it looks to be well preyed-upon by beneficial insects, so any sort of management should respect those critters. Note this in particular:

     
  3. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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    Thanks for the link to Canadensys, Daniel. I didn't know about that resource.
     

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