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15.5.13

Skeletonised leaves

Posted by Jeanne






Something is eating our next-door-neighbour's beautiful elm tree.  It's a teensy little white caterpillar that's skeletonising the leaves.  I do hope that the fact that it is autumn and the tree would drop its leaves naturally about now means that it will survive, because its really old and really beautiful, and if it dies, I, for one, will be really sad.

The skeletonised leaves are beautiful though, aren't they?



Anyone have any ideas as to what the little beastie might be?

7 comments:

jessthewise said...

Sounds like the evil elm leaf beetle in larva stage.

http://www.treetec.net.au/elm-leaf-beetle-removal.php


PS - can you add to your profile list for posting an option that doesnt require some sort of account. I do have a LiveJournal account but it is defunct and I never use it. I'd prefer to have something where I could just enter 'DaughterofEve' as a name....is it possible? I hardly ever post here because its such a big process for me.

Jeanne said...

Jess, it is only a couple of months ago that I removed anonymous comments because of all the spam. The alternative is captcha quotes, and I hate those!

I hope to go back to anonymous comments when and if the spam goes away. Sorry.

Ty Purcell said...

We had those on our elm trees growing up. The are Elm Leaf Beatles.

Jeanne said...

Ugh. I guess I'd better read up on them and then go and break the news to my neighbours. They will not be pleased. Thanks Jess and Ty.

Celeste said...

Fascinating!

Joluise said...

Whilst an interesting photos, the poor tree isn't in a good way and I am always sad to see a sick tree :((

walking said...

Wow!!! I don't know what those are but they leave lovely patterns behind.

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