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Eastern tent caterpillar

Malacosoma americanum

Description:

approx 1.5 - 2 inches long

Habitat:

Urban back yard, on wooden decking. Overhanging tree, little other vegetation

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Eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americanum Eastern Tent Caterpillar | Entomology


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2 Comments

Hello Georgina3 and welcome to the Project Noah community!
Nice first spotting!
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Georgina3
Georgina3 3 months ago

Thankyou for the ID - it has just led me to identify the tree as black cherry (Prunus serotina). I'm a recent landing in the USA to many of the native plants and trees are unfamiliar to me.

Georgina3
Spotted by
Georgina3

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 22, 2020

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