Eastern tent caterpillar images and videos

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This picture of eastern tent caterpillar is the link to a short video.

Eastern tent caterpillars build silk webs at the branch forks of host trees.
Eastern tent caterpillars build silk webs at the branch forks of host trees.

Eastern tent caterpillars feed for 4 to 6 weeks and grow to about 2.25 inches in length.
Eastern tent caterpillars feed for 4 to 6 weeks and grow to about 2.25 inches in length.

 

Eastern tent caterpillars are common on apple, crabapple and Prunus sp. of trees.
Eastern tent caterpillars are common on apple, crabapple and Prunus sp. of trees.

Eastern tent caterpillar tents are built at the forks of host tree branches.
Eastern tent caterpillar tents are built at the forks of host tree branches.

Tents start out very small but enlarge as the caterpillars feed and grow and add to the tents, making them more obvious in the landscape as the weeks go by.
Tents start out very small but enlarge as the caterpillars feed and grow and add to the tents, making them more obvious in the landscape as the weeks go by.

 

Eastern tent caterpillar video - removing the tent from a home orchard apple tree. Dubuque County Extension.

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May, 2021
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