Cherry, flowering (Prunus)-Redhumped caterpillar

Schizura concinna

Pest description and crop damage Mature larvae are reddish or yellow and have several spines on each segment. The entire body is lined with white, dark reddish brown, and black lines. The head is red, and the fourth segment is humped. Has been a problem on cherry and other hosts east of the Cascades.

Management-biological control


Management-cultural control

Individual larvae may be picked off, and entire colonies can be cut out.

Management-chemical control


For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 156).