Damaged Leaf Dataset Update September 7, 2022
A drought in VT prompted a Spongy Moth caterpillar outbreak. On our property in Colchester, VT, Oaks that lost their first set of leaves to hungry caterpillars generated a second set of leaves. Now the second generation of leaves is starting to fall, making evident the difference in their form from the first generation of leaves. Smaller, curlier, more asymmetrical, and sometimes serving as “second helpings” to the same caterpillars and other insects.