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Malacosoma americanum Malacosoma americanum (Eastern Tent Caterpillar) larva on a Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) but not eating. Probably fell from one of the overhead Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees. Eastern tent caterpillar,Geotagged,Malacosoma americanum,Populus tremuloides,Spring,United States,Vaccinium angustifolium,Wisconsin Click/tap to enlarge

Malacosoma americanum

Malacosoma americanum (Eastern Tent Caterpillar) larva on a Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) but not eating. Probably fell from one of the overhead Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees.

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The eastern tent caterpillar is a species of moth in the family Lasiocampidae, the tent caterpillars or lappet moths. It is univoltine, producing one generation per year. It is a tent caterpillar, a social species that forms communal nests in the branches of trees. It is sometimes confused with the gypsy moth and the fall webworm, and may be erroneously referred to as a bagworm, which is the common name applied to unrelated caterpillars in the family Psychidae. The moths oviposit almost exclusively.. more

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Uploaded Mar 11, 2019. Captured Jun 9, 2016 15:10 in 3290 E Old No 105, Superior, WI 54880, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/772s
  • ISO100
  • 4.2mm