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JOHNWAugust 2nd, 2014, 8:01 pm
Chambersburg, PA

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ID for this guy as well as control suggestions as they are eating my oak tree.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
MillcreekAugust 2nd, 2014, 8:27 pm
Healdsburg, CA

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John - Might be an Orange-striped Oakworm, not really a worm despite the common name. Here's a link with the latin name and a good photo.

http://www.pbase.com/image/137368768.

And another link http://bugguide.net/node/view/694262/bgimage.

Mark
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-Albert Einstein
MartinlfAugust 3rd, 2014, 1:24 pm
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Palmyra PA

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John, as far as I know bacillus thuringiensis is one of the best controls for caterpillars. It's a targeted biological control, and thus less of a risk for many other creatures.

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JOHNWAugust 4th, 2014, 10:10 pm
Chambersburg, PA

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Thanks for the info guys. My boys have come up with a great control method as well. They pull the caterpillars off the tree gathering as many as they can and then feed the neighbors laying hens. No pesticides or chemicals needed (although the "worms" do not like Sevin.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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