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Bug of the Week: Genista Caterpillar

You can count on seeing certain insects year after year.

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An example is the insect that caused the webbing on this Texas Mountain Laurel. Can you spot it?

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Here's a closer view. This photo has two insects in it.

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This is the genista caterpillar. Once it completes the pupal stage, it will turn into a small brown moth (Family Pyralidae).

How do you think the moth finds the Texas Mountain Laurel plant?

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