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#6365982 - 07/11/16 05:10 PM Throckmorton County area Mesquites
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Had friend tell me about a type of caterpillar that is stripping 100's if not 1000's of acres of mesquites. Taking off all the green leaf material on them. Said they look like mesquites in the dead of winter after hard freeze. Anyone from the areas seeing this?
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#6365984 - 07/11/16 05:11 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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I was there Saturday. Plenty of healthy green mesquite.
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#6365997 - 07/11/16 05:17 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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One of the ranches that has them is south of Seymour toward Throckmorton in the northern part of the county.
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#6366030 - 07/11/16 05:31 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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I was just east of Throckmorton.
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#6366116 - 07/11/16 06:16 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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Idrove through there today and the mesquites looked plenty green.

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#6366136 - 07/11/16 06:27 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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Have a Buddy in Gordon and also a place in Santo and he said he's losing some to Cankerworms...but not that bad that I have heard of
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#6366173 - 07/11/16 06:53 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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So do these worms/caterpillars kill the mesquite? Not many things can kill those devils.

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#6366195 - 07/11/16 07:06 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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I hunted in Archer County and saw grasshoppers doing that twice in 6 years.

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#6366761 - 07/12/16 10:16 AM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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I have seen this in the past and they only stripped the foliage, the tree came back just fine.

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#6366853 - 07/12/16 11:29 AM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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The only caterpillar that is going to kill mesquites comes on tracks. Throckmorton mesquites are alive and well.
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#6366962 - 07/12/16 12:46 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: Choctaw]
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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
The only caterpillar that is going to kill mesquites comes on tracks. Throckmorton mesquites are alive and well.


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#6367146 - 07/12/16 04:06 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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I drove through there this past weekend along 380. I saw on one side of the road where all the mesquites were dying and the other side most were still green. I just assumed they had been sprayed.
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#6367361 - 07/12/16 07:25 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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Good to see you back on the forum Stx, missed your input. banana

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#6367457 - 07/12/16 08:51 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: stxranchman]
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Could be some bad hail areas also???

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#6367487 - 07/12/16 09:25 PM Re: Throckmorton County area Mesquites [Re: txbobcat]
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Could be some bad hail areas also???

No this was caterpillars. The guy on the ranch seen them eating the leaves off the trees. He said they eat only the leaf material and not the stems. Not going to kill them just eat all the leaves off. They had stripped a lot on his place and the ranches next to him. Not sure if he has highway frontage or not.
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