Pest on Holly has fine web ...

Hollee32June 16, 2014

We have a lovely holly. Recently, we noticed a fine cobweb across the front. Inside are black specs that look like eggs and then little caterpillars or worms. The holly turns brown wherever the cobweb is, and it looks like it's spreading.

I tried to get a photo, but all that shows is the brown/dying leaves and faint haze. You can't see the tiny eggs or little worms. I will post that though if you think it will help.

Does anyone know what it could be or how to get rid of it?

This post was edited by Hollee32 on Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 19:26

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

with a population to make that much webbing.. there should be hundreds of the insects ...

check at all hours of the day.. until you find them ... they have to be there ...

it seems awful early for such... but you dont tell us where you are ...

maybe the link will get you on the right track ...


Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:41AM
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Thanks. I will check again tomorrow.

This is in PA.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:48PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

I have found the same thing on a blueberry, a viburnum and a heptacodium. Never saw anything like it before and what's the deal on these three unrelated and quite far apart in my yard shrubs?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 6:26AM
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