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PunkRotten
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Sick Goji tree and caterpillars attacking Citrus tree

Hi,


First off my Goji tree has been growing sickly this whole season. Early season its leaves started to grow back and flowers developed. It has put out little amounts of berries. But the leaves have looked sick most the time. They are pale looking, yellowing, yellowing with brown burnt edges etc. Plus no real new growth this year. Seems the tree put out some leaves and flowers and that is it. No added height or more branches etc. I keep it in a 18 gallon tote with lots of holes and soil is mainly potting soil and compost. It does have a tiny amount of clay too cause at the time of potting it I didn't have enough soil. Gets plenty of sun and I water twice a week, for awhile I was only doing once a week. Gets fertilized everyone once in awhile too.


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[img]https://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/punkrotten/942_3030.jpg[/img]


And about a week ago I found some chewed leaves on my Lemon tree and found these caterpillars nearby. All are gone now. I picked a few off and then I saw a wasp attacking one. I took a pic of one and even though it looks like bird poo it is not it really is a caterpillar. Just want to get an ID on it. Thanks



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applestar
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I'm pretty sure the bird poo caterpillar is a baby Giant Swallowtail butterfly. :D

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