Subject: bugs on my weeping willow
Location: south east, north sc
May 20, 2015 3:08 am
These are all over my weeping willows and eating all the leaves.
This is a beetle pupa, and we were immediately struck by its resemblance to the larvae of the Cottonwood Leaf Beetle that we just posted. We did a quick internet search and our suspicion was confirmed on Featured Creatures. We are certain that this is the pupa of a Cottonwood Leaf Beetle, Chrysomela scripta.
Thank you so much. I’ve got to get rid of them. They are on just about every leaf of my weeping willows and in my birdfeeders. I would hope the birds would eat them. But it’s not happening. The leafs on my willows are just about gone.