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Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Malacosoma americanum


Crawling with others on bark of tree.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 12 years ago


abcoblentz 12 years ago

Thanks for invite, jgorneau. Ditto.

abcoblentz 13 years ago

rtlawrenceii, I thought this was a gypsy mother caterpillar too at first. We used to have a big infestation in our area of them so it looked familiar. Compare this and the markings and colors to the the Gypsy Moth caterpillar, and they seem very different. I remember seeing these Tent worms (as they're called around here where I live) when I was growing up, making great silky tents where they would all be in one group on our apple trees. The Gypsy Moth caterpillar has distinguished red patches and a large yellow head. Compare and .

rtlawrenceii 13 years ago

R u sure that is not a gypsy moth?

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Maryland, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on May 29, 2011

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