Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma and in
the moth family Lasiocampidae. Species occur in North America and in Eurasia.
Apr 1, 2015 ... Tent worms are more of an eyesore or slight nuisance rather than an actual threat
. However, getting rid of tent caterpillars is occasionally ...
Tent caterpillars live in groups within a silken tent. The silk is produced by glands
in the head and the tent provides protection from many natural enemies.
Tent Caterpillar Control The larvae of several moth and butterfly species are
collectively referred to as tent caterpillars. Here's how to get rid of them
While tent caterpillars can nearly defoliate a tree when numerous, the tree will
usually recover and put out a new crop of leaves. In the landscape, however, ...
Eastern Tent Caterpillars use the tent for protection. They leave the tent during
the day to feed and return to it at night. As the caterpillars eat and grow larger, the
The eastern tent caterpillar has been observed in the United States since 1646.
Outbreaks frequently occur at eight to ten year intervals. The presence of this ...
The fully grown eastern tent caterpillar is about 2 inches long, black with a white
stripe along the middle of the back and a row of pale blue oval spots on each ...
The forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hubner)<sup>3</sup> may be found
throughout the United States and Canada wherever hardwoods grow. It is a
native insect ...
Eastern tent caterpillars, Malacosoma americanum, build unsightly silk tents in
cherry, apple, and other landscape trees in early spring. The caterpillars feed on