Something's eating my orange tree leaves

Anaheim, CA

I don't see any bugs, but the tree is not as leafed out as it has always been, and I'm noticing a lot of stems that had leaves a few weeks ago that are empty now. Leaves aren't on the ground, so I assume they're getting completely chewed off. Eventually the stems turn brown and dry out, but it's happening on green stems. Any ideas?

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Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I'm not that familiar with citrus diseases, but given the symptoms I'd also consider a potential cultural issue or disease.

Anaheim, CA

I'm open to any explanations- I don't know what you mean by cultural issues, though. What should I be looking for?

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Cultural issues could be issues with watering (too much/too little), issues with soil, fertilizer, etc. I just think the way the tree didn't leaf out well in the first place and the way the stems turn brown after the leaves disappear seems more like a cultural problem or a disease of some sort rather than something eating the leaves.

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