Sunday, April 15, 2012


While watering the seedlings today I noticed that something had been munching on the manna gums (Eucalyptus viminalis). It didn't take long to find the culprit:
Caterpillar of some species of Geometridae (there are only about 1,300 named species to pick from).

I removed it from the seedlings, and put it in my only remaining eucalyptus tree, the yellow gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon). I don't know if it can eat yellow gum, but that's all that's on the menu for it!

1 comment:

  1. I've been having problems with a grevillea specific spitfire, nearly denuded one small bush. Must be the last fling, end of Summer eating season.