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Tent worms are caterpillars of the genus Malacosoma in the moth family Lasiocampidae.
Observed along an urban nature trail (South Creek Greenway Trail) in Springfield, Missouri.
"Tent caterpillars hatch from their eggs in the early spring at the time the leaves of their host trees are just unfolding. The caterpillars establish their tent soon after they [emerge]."
Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on May 4, 2015