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Caterpillar of The Cypress Moth

Caterpillar of The Cypress Moth
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The moth is silver/tan and approximately 0.13 inch long. The larvae are green, about 0.13 inch in size. The cocoon is a white and visible as a papery structure in the leaves. Damage typically is limited to the tips of twigs. Affected foliage does not discolor until late winter. After this, the brown, dead twigs break off readily.