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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.

 

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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:

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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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