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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.



  • 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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