Yesterday, I showed you a photo of a citrus tree that I came upon during a landscape consultation.
The smaller problem is really nothing to be overly concerned about…
If you look closely, some of the leaves have ragged edges and holes. The damage is caused by the Orange Dog Caterpillar. This caterpillar appears in the summer months and resemble ‘bird poop’ which makes them hard to spot.
These caterpillars will turn into the beautiful Giant Swallowtail butterfly. Mature citrus trees can usually handle the damage from the caterpillars, so in most cases, the best thing to do is nothing.
Do you have citrus trees in your landscape? Which kinds?