forest tent caterpillar

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Synonyms for forest tent caterpillar

larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent

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Forest tent caterpillar outbreaks occur every 10-15 years.
Usually the year after a prolific forest tent caterpillar outbreak, friendly flies seem to be everywhere.
Meating says they've conducted trials against more than a dozen damaging insects including the spruce budworm, gypsy moth, jack pine budworm, forest tent caterpillar, sawflies, and even the mountain pine beetle in Western Canada.
Forest Service as a means to control insects such as the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, forest tent caterpillar and spruce bud worm.
We noticed a few forest tent caterpillars this summer with no lasting harm to the bush.
Within the ground beetle family, a few eat seeds, a few concentrate near water, and some readily climb trees and consume arboreal insects, including aphids and forest tent caterpillars.
Trail-based communication an foraging behavior of young colonies of forest tent caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
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