cankerworm

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green caterpillar of a geometrid moth

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Spittlebugs appear on pine trees, azalea mites on azaleas, cankerworms on elms and maples, lace bugs on the mountain ash.
These leaf-eating worms are similar to fall cankerworms (only a mother moth or an entomologist would bother to tell them apart) in that the adult moths are active around Thanksgiving time.