Doctor Pino Journal

The most complete source for pine tree processionary caterpillar information.

The Pine Processionary Caterpillar (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a common pest in the Balearics. Every Spring, residents must be on their guard when the caterpillars or larvae, who have overwintered in their tree top nests, hatch out and make their way in tight processions- nose to......

One reaction after contact with stinging hairs of the processionary caterpillar may be extreme itching; this can occur hours after contact, but may continue over several days. After contact with the stinging hairs of oak processionary or pine processionary moths the following symptoms may also......

So, I was checking my voicemail this morning and there was one from a caller who said that she had her trees sprayed for caterpillars last year and she was very upset that there were no birds at all for her to watch or listen after that. The forest was silent, she adds....