Malacosoma disstria

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Related to Malacosoma disstria: tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americana, Tent worm
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Synonyms for Malacosoma disstria

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

moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpets

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Effect of host and nonhost trees on the growth and development of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
An ecological study of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hbn., in northern Minnesota.
Runs of four like signs are extremely rare (the Panel A LLLL sequence at 1936-1937-1938-1939 reflects successive years of severe defoliation (Ghent, 1958) by the forest tent caterpillar Malacosoma disstria Hbn.).
The forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria) is the major pest in hardwood stands, and severe outbreaks were reported in the area during the 20th century (Bergeron and Charron 1994).
Some studies suggest that the wing trap may be more effective at low population densities, but Schmidt & Roland (2003) showed the opposite to be true for forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
Tannin sensitivity in larvae of Malacosoma disstria (Lepidoptera): roles of the peritrophic envelope and midgut oxidation.