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Bees and Caterpillars

July 9, 2013

Lately,I’ve discovered leaves that was badly damaged, I was wondering who made these damages. Got 2 leaves to compare with. To my point of comparison,the first leaves was not fully damaged,it was cut off into an oval shaped and ring form.However, to my second discovery was more intense. How can you tolerate to see, it was all disrupted and destroyed.They totally ate all the leaves leaving only the veins and stems. I ‘ve photographed it for proof. Who’s to be blamed for these?

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Damages done by the leaf-cutter bees.

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The honey bees as leaf-cutter bees.

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The Gypsy moth caterpillars.

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Damages done by the gypsy moth caterpillars.They are considered as a pests. Almost zeroing everything,I guess, they are in the destructive stage at this time.I’m just wondering  what made them crave to eat all the leaves.They will surely stop upon reaching the next stage of their life cycle.

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Sometimes,the gypsy moth caterpillars with the whole family; father,mother,and children,they all gathered together to do the same activity for the day.

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