Skip Navigation

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

May 9th, 2012

The silken/webbed nests spun by Eastern Tent Caterpillars are starting to be seen in trees now (early May).  These caterpillars feed on apple, peach, plum, crabapple and cherry trees and build distinctive nests in the forks of the branches. Feel free to review our fact sheet on these caterpillars for more information, including some things you can do to combat them (and how they differ from Forest Tent Caterpillars).

Additional Photos:

an EasternTentCaterpillar and an example of the communal nests they make in trees Eastern Tent Caterpillar - egg masses

Tags: , ,

Posted in News

cartoon bug reporter