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Eastern tent caterpillar

Malacosoma americana


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.


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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