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Unknown caterpillar

Observed: 4th June 2013 By: Chris Almond
caterpillar close up
caterpillar grouped
defoliated tree

dark upper pale lower. jet black shiny head. feeding en-masse on 5 year old oak saplings. completely stripping them of leaves. around 20 trees in all, all in the same area. Same happened last year to same trees. (leaves grow back later)

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Symphyta interacts