November 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1237lilac41059GreenhornSend message
Hi. I just joined this group in hopes of finding out what a particular pest is that I found on our calamondin fruit tree and how to get rid of it (them). It is eating the upper leaves on the tree. It is, at least to me, a freaky creature. Pictures are attached. Any ideas?November 11, 2020 at 3:01 pm #1253Nate from N&GGreenhornSend message
Hi, it sure looks like the caterpillar of the Giant Swallowtail!
It loves eating citrus, but it also looks nice and it’s a butterfly that’s often seen in the lower 48. It’s not an endangered species so if it’s really devastating your calamondin, you can pick it off. Use gloves since it defends itself with a stinky smell.November 12, 2020 at 9:00 am #1258betsylilyGreenhornSend message
Goodness me the caterpillar is so ugly but the butterfly so beautiful!November 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm #1264CarolExpert gardenerSend message
November 18, 2020 at 1:08 pm #1281joujouGreenhornSend message
I saw this on my lemon tree. Do you think it’s the same caterpillar?
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