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Tent caterpillar

Malacosoma neaustrium

2 Species ID Suggestions

okiegirl85 8 years ago
Tent caterpillar
Malacosoma neaustrium Tent caterpillar

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ForestDragon 8 years ago

Cool find, BugQueen! These look like Fall Webworm Moth caterpillars. They also build web nests but are usually yellowish with long hairs. Malacosoma neustria is a species that does not occur in North America. There are a few species of moths from Genus Malacosoma in North America, but they tend to be darker and have more color. Here is a link so you can compare:

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2014
Submitted on Sep 15, 2014

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