tent caterpillar

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the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees

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Seeing that, Clara draws the psychic moral of the story, recalling "the early passion for each other and how time had burned it down as he attempted to burn the tent worms away from their summer place" (203).
The symbolic tent worms have not eaten away Clara's heart, and Billy, with his subtle use of psychological landscapes, has made it easier for her to be human again.