Daphne odors caterpillar infestation
After researching Daphne Odora problems I observed that caterpillars were not considered one of its pests. I did notice that it was a plant that had required continued maintenance and did not survive over a 7-10 year period (I personally experienced first hand) and had the habit of dying suddenly to boot. Thus I included a general reference to caterpillars their removal and associated issues. Best of Luck!