What type of caterpillar are these.

Asked August 21, 2016, 6:24 PM EDT

My oak tree is covered with these caterpillars and wondering what type they are?

Riley County Kansas trees and shrubs caterpillars insect identification horticulture

1 Response

These are yellownecked caterpillars - fairly common insect pest in your part of Kansas. Information on control can be found at:http://hnr.k-state.edu/extension/info-center/common-pest-problems/common-pest-problem-new/yellowneck...

For more information you can also contact Greg Eyestone at the Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350.