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Bug of the Week: Genista Caterpillar

You can count on seeing certain insects year after year.


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


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


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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