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unknown pest

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NCYARDBOY, Aug 26, 2003.


    NCYARDBOY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Does anyone know what kind of insect, in it's larva stage, could
    (and just did) strip EVERY leaf off a River birch?:help:
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Do you have pics???? Jap. bettle possibly, of maybe Leaf Miner???

    NCYARDBOY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I don't have a pic, but I do have one in captivity. He's a worm of some sort, bright green, w/brownish-gray jagged ridge along the back, maybe 1 1/2" long. He was the only one I found on the tree, and the property owner said she just noticed the damage yesterday!:eek:

    NCYARDBOY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Oh! there was also quite alot of other fuzzy black/brown insects which looked like large mealybugs along some of the branches

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