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CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:44:39 PM »
Found a bunch of giant catapillars on my cherimoya trees.  The biggest ones Ive ever seen, as big as a hot dog.  They do a lot of damage quick.  Check your trees, they will strip them fast.  I pulled a bunch off last night and am going to do a light sray of BT today.

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 10:53:09 PM »
Pictures?

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 11:39:49 PM »
This is not my picture but its what they look like.  It blends in  with the tree, you can see missing leaves on branches if you have them.  And poop on the ground.  They will eat a lot of leaves in one night.  Its similar or the same type that eat tomato plants. Last year I didnt go to the orchard for a week or 2 and they really defoliated my cherimoyas badly. 



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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 11:42:04 PM »
This is my picture I took at night.  Sorry the phone takes bad pics at night. 


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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 12:17:27 AM »
WTH! No bueno man. Thanks for the heads up Brad
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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 12:40:26 AM »
WTH for sure.  Giant bugs around here.  The wildlife are getting more desperate lately too.  Deer and coyotes are coming around and eating everything since it hasnt rained for 6 months. 
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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 02:28:58 PM »
That is huge! If it is a hornworm you can use a blacklight to find them at night.
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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 03:47:47 PM »
You could catch a goliath grouper fishing with bait like that.

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 03:50:08 PM »
I had one of these here in Florida on my soursop as well.
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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 03:56:55 PM »







These were in the tree at the same time.  ;D

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2019, 04:19:34 PM »
Snake 🐍?

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2019, 04:42:48 PM »
I had one of these here in Florida on my soursop as well.

Looks pretty similar.  Those thing can chow a lot!
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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 05:30:03 PM »
Man, those things are big!

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2019, 09:08:30 PM »
Beautiful corn snake, Vernmented! Wonder if he was after the anole? Are your Soursops in pots? How do you protect them in winter?

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Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2019, 07:20:40 PM »
Thatís wild Brad.  Kind of creepy too.
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