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Worms Are Defoliating My Redbud Tree

REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. 
(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


Large worms are eating the leaves of my redbud tree? It will soon be stripped.  What can I do?

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  • The Effect of the Drought on Insects

    Added August 28, 2015
    he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food.  This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    The severe California drought--we're in the fourth year--is affecting us all, but it's also affecting insects, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis. She writes about "Insects and Drought" in the current edition of the Bohart Museum Society newsletter. "Californians tend to focus on their lawns and the...

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    Added August 28, 2015
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