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Eastern tent caterpillar

Malacosoma americanum

Description:

Eastern Tent Caterpillar. Very hairy with black, white, orange and blue spots. Also very friendly! They were wrestling around on a log and seemed very interested in my presence.

Habitat:

Backyard, Athens, Ohio

Notes:

They were covering the backyard several weeks ago!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americanum Eastern tent caterpillar
Tent caterpillar


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3 Comments

ak251107
ak251107 9 years ago

Thanks latimeria! Ohio has so much great wildlife, especially Athens. I love taking pictures of creepy crawlies, mushrooms, strange plants. I'm glad I found Project Noah so I have a chance to ID them.

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

It's great to see some more spottings from Ohio! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

It's great to see some more spottings from Ohio! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

ak251107
Spotted by
ak251107

Athens, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2011
Submitted on Jun 9, 2011

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