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The tent caterpillars are thick this spring. They have already denuded this black cherry tree.

They are so named because they hatch out and form these silken “tents” where they remain for the first few weeks as caterpillars.

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They then wander off to find other trees to pillage and then form their cocoons.

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The tent caterpillars have started to leave their tents. Here’s one on a blade grass:

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These are tent caterpillars, the larvae of the moth called Malacosoma americanum.

In late April and early May, these caterpillars appear in their little tents in just about every black cherry tree (Prunus serotina), and during certain years, they actually denude the trees of nearly all their leaves.

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