Tuesday, June 21, 2016
First generation fall webworm hatching
The larvae have already constructed their dirty-white web to protect the colony from predators and parasites. In the photo, you can see that the web currently covers just two leaves. I controlled this colony by simply cutting off the two leaves, removing the entire colony from the tree, and squashing the insects under foot.
At this point in the growing season I have not noticed many fall webworm colonies. The colonies I have seen are generally located on trees that did not receive an insecticide treatment for pecan nut casebearer 10 days ago.