Hairy caterpillar cocoons on Combretum imberbe tree trunks

Hairy caterpillar cocoons on Combretum imberbe tree trunks

Observation - Hairy caterpillar cocoons on Combretum imberbe tree trunks - Southern Africa. Description: A small stand of Combretum imberbe trees have estblished themselves on the high flood water margin. They were inundted for several months in 2012-13, some of them were also struck by lightening. some of the bark at the base of the trees was damaged and li

A small stand of Combretum imberbe trees have estblished themselves on the high flood water margin. They were inundted for several months in 2012-13, some of them were also struck by lightening. some of the bark at the base of the trees was damaged and lifted off, this formed the refuge for these hairy caterpillars to pupate in.