Caterpillar – Droppings Under Tree

Q: On the sidewalk under a pecan tree every morning I sweep away what looks like one-eightth inch diameter seeds. There is a seam in the middle. What could they be?

A: They are likely the droppings from caterpillars who are feeding on the pecan leaves. Numerous species of caterpillar are up there but they do little damage and no control is necessary.

caterpillar dropping

caterpillar dropping

tomato hornworm droppings

tomato hornworm droppings

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