can you identify these? and advise as to what to do with them? There are many...

Asked August 19, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

can you identify these? and advise as to what to do with them? There are many eating our large pin oak tree. prefer not to use chemicals as our compost is below the tree. possibly tent worms, but no tents visible and not so hairy. thanks! Jeanne

Anne Arundel County Maryland trees and shrubs orange striped oakworm

1 Response

These are orange striped oakworms. They are a native late-season caterpillar. Knock the ones you can reach into a bucket of soapy water. No other control is necessary. They will not seriously damage your tree.

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