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Eastern tent caterpillar

Malacosoma americana

Description:

The caterpillars leave their tent during the day to forage, and return at night. At 3 PM, the tent was busy, with different sized caterpillars coming and going quite quickly, both around the tent, and into and out of the tent.

Habitat:

Several tents were in this patch of fragmented mixed oak-hickory forest.


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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70

Spotted on Apr 17, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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