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Fall Webworm Caterpillar

Hyphantria cunea

Description:

Late instar larva with a black head, yellowish sides, and a dark dorsal stripe. Its body was covered with long, white setae arising from tubercles located along the sides.

Habitat:

Spotted on vegetation along the side of a river

Notes:

This species occurs throughout North America, although there are distinct physical differences between the northern and southern populations. Furthermore, the number of generations per year depends on latitude. The southern populations are multivoltine and may complete four generations per year, while northern populations are univoltine, completing only one life cycle per year.

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5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Thanks maplemoth :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful caterpillar....three beautiful photos....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Thank you Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

Great photography and interesting spotting, Christine!

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.46, Long: -73.26

Spotted on Oct 19, 2017
Submitted on Oct 20, 2017

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