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Ceanothus pest

Hi all,

Looking for some advice please on;
a. what the little pest is that is attacking my ceanothus mercilessly, and then,
b. how to get rid of it and stop more coming for it and treating it as a home and lunch!

I've attached two pictures of the horrible thing which is attacking the young growth near the flower buds and curling up leaves to make a place to relax in. Some are about 1cm long like hime below who was the biggest today, and some which I assume are younger are 0.5cm ish...

Any advice and a clue as to what it is and how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated as it is going to ruin this years flowers at this rate.

Thanks

Posts

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,149
    @peteski2011 Is this a really bad infestation? Personally I would not be reaching out for insecticide. 
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,540
    I found a few when tidying up yesterday. 

    I almost snipped one of them! 

    I apologised and left that plant straggly for now. 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,505
    Tortrix moth caterpillar. The best method of control is manual removal and put them on the bird table. They're easy to find as they roll leaves into a little house like that and they will only be the one inside.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
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