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Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Malacosoma americana) On a wood pile (covered in Trametes sp.) at the edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
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Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Malacosoma americana)

On a wood pile (covered in Trametes sp.) at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

    comments (4)

  1. Great shot, Lisa! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Awww thanks! It was difficult to photograph as it was in constant motion. It was in a hurry to get somewhere else! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Awesome! Posted 5 months ago
    1. *hugs* Thank you! Posted 5 months ago

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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

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Apr 9, 2019. Captured Apr 7, 2019 01:48 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm