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I think they may be Buff-tip Phalera bucephala. We get them on goat willow and they can strip plants very quickly, you can even hear them munching away.



When at rest, the wings are held almost vertically against the body with two buff areas at the front of the thorax and at the...


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34 minutes ago, Paul in the woods said:



Looks right to me. Thanks for the help.

Any idea how to stop them or would it be even worth it? Maybe tempt them away from the tree with a pint and a bag of chips?

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Let 'em be!  It's September; the leaves will have very little nutrition left so will drop soon anyway.  The critters will hence be chrysalising any day and hatching into those handsome little guys n gals in the spring.

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