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Fall Webworms

Hyphantria cunea

Description:

I found these caterpillars in a walnut tree. There was a tent in the same area of the tree, I believe it belongs to the caterpillars Photo #4).

Habitat:

Walnut tree.

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2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Forest Dragon for the ID and the link.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

These look like Fall Webworms, Hyphantria cunea. Bugguide says they are found in northern Mexico but I imagine they could migrate south. They don't care much about our borders ;-). Walnut is a known larval host.
See what you think:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/453

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Nov 16, 2013

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