lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
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Question by lhill913
August 9, 2008
i fond a ulgly worm or a cattapiller on my lemon tree can u possibly tell me what might be . It has a big brown head and white on it there was a big one and a few smll ones. they we eatting the leaves, thank

linda of jacksonville fl

Answer from NGA
August 9, 2008

Those sound like the larvae of one of two butterflies, either the Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly or the Giant Swallowtail (their larvae are called Orange Dog Caterpillars). The larvae look rather like bird poop on the leaf.

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