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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Malacosoma americana

Description:

These caterpillers started making a nest in one of my trees. Im not sure what kind they are though.

Notes:

in my front yard on one of my trees.

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13 Comments

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

:D

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 9 years ago

You're welcome!

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

thanx btw Shea!

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

no i dont mind at all thanx for helping me...i needed it!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Everything is perfect except you need to put the Wiki address in the box under Reference URL ( it says in light letters Enc of Life or Wikip) rather than Tags. I hope you don't mind my help...it's all pretty confusing at first....someone helped me at first, too.

By the way, do you have tons of those caterpillars? I once had an infestation so bad that they were literally dropping out of the trees on me. It was pretty awful....but, it seems to come in cycles.

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 9 years ago

Wow. Awesome! Welcome to Project Noah! :)

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

did i do it right???

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Great! Now that you know how to use the edit, put Eastern Tent Caterpillars at the very top then go to scientific name and put Malacosoma americana. You can then copy and paste the source you found on the internet and add it as the reference URL. You can use this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_ten...

I would do it for you but I know you want to learn how it's done so you can get id's on to all you terrific spottings.

Welcome to Project Noah...and thanks for the compliment.

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

got it! i love your pictures btw! they are so awesome!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Do you know how to edit your posting and add the correct name? Go to the upper right corner and add the new info. If you like, I will do it for you.

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

yes they are...i think...i googled a pic and i looks just like them.

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 9 years ago

oh interesting! :D

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

They look like Eastern Tent Caterpillars

AislinnSemethy
Spotted by
AislinnSemethy

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2011
Submitted on May 26, 2011

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