Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

Malacosoma americana

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The eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) 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...

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  1. (c) Nick Block, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/26955274
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacosoma_americana

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