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Crimson king caterpillar
 

Crimson king caterpillar

My Norway Crimson king has been stripped of its leaves in a few days. When i looked closer it was covered in caterpillar like creatures. There was what appeared to be hundreds of soft brown hatched eggs on the ground underneath the tree. Should i leave it to recover or treat with a spray? HandyManny, Ovens, Co Cork Posted: 19/08/2017

The caterpillars will feed for a short time and go away to pupate. Damage is minor and the tree will not be affected significantly.

There is no need to do anything,...it is just a curiosity...wildlife in the garden. 

 

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