lemon tree pests? - Knowledgebase Question

fairfield, Ca
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Question by kenhorn
October 19, 2009
i have a small lemon tree that i transplanted from a container. it is growing very well (no fruit yet), but i have new leafs that have holes in the center and edges of the leaves. what kind of pest causes this and what can i do about it?

Answer from NGA
October 19, 2009
Lots of insect pests can cause holes in the leaves of citrus trees. Caterpillars, leafrollers or even grasshoppers. The caterpillar is called an Orange Dog, and is the larval stage of the beautiful Giant Swallowtail butterfly. Damage is usually contained to a small proportion of leaves and is generally ignored.

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