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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma americana) Crawling on leaf litter at the edge of a dense mixed forest.  Eastern tent caterpillar,Geotagged,Malacosoma americanum,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma americana)

Crawling on leaf litter at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

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  1. Stunning detail on the sides! Posted 4 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 23, 2019. Captured Apr 10, 2019 23:29 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/99s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm