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Eastern tent caterpillar

Malacosoma americanum


approx 1.5 - 2 inches long


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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Hello Georgina3 and welcome to the Project Noah community!
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Georgina3 a year 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.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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

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