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Need some help naming this plant/tree please

Posted by Nixon88 British Columbia CAN (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 23:58

I could use your help naming what this plant/tree? I found tons of them up in a clear cut forest area about to be developed, like how they look and wouldn't mind transplanting one. Also threw in a couple interesting bug photos, bug was found on the mysterious plant seems to be eating it. Deer also seem to be eating it. Sorry in advance if this is a no brainer or been posted before, my green thumb mom is on vacation! She gets the brunt of my plant questions.

Thanks for any help!


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More pictures


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Interesting Bug or cocoon...


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and a really cool looking caterpillar looks like.


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Elm (Ulmus)?


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The caterpillar is probably some sort of tussock moth larva. Maybe the sycamore tussock moth, maybe the banded tussock moth, maybe something else. In any case, probably with extreme coloration for its type.

The various tussock moths do vary quite a bit in coloration and hairiness.

In GW, you can also try the Butterfly forum (part of the Nature Forums):
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/butterfly/


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 2:10

Red Alder.

That stand of seedlings? Consider whether you want to commit to pulling those from your gardens yearly, I easily yank a couple of hundred a year and there are no alder on my property, only nearby.


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Awesome thanks for the info, googled and that's it! and I don't think I will be bringing it to my yard any time soon lol thanks


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The 'cocoon' is/was a pupating ladybug, I believe - it looks empty to me...


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(responding to a request from another thread)
The caterpillar has some features of the tussock or tiger moths, but I don't know which one. Tussock cats tend to have groupings of orderly bristles rather than the mostly random bristles in the above image.


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Thank you!


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