fall webworm

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Related to fall webworm: tent caterpillar, Fall Webworm Moth
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Synonyms for fall webworm

a variety of webworm

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Purification and characterization of a novel sigma-class glutathione S-transferase of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea.
For example, fall webworms (Hyphantria cunea) are readily found in late summer in the eastern United States.
We have discovered many parallels between the fall webworm and the apple maggot fly with respect to the prewintering period.
Webworms such as eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosorna americanum Fabricius), fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea (Drury)), and mimosa webworm (Homadaula anisocentra Meyrick) were higher than normal.
The pest is a caterpillar known as the fall webworm. A hundred or more caterpillars per nest are feeding on the foliage at the tips of branches of flowering crabapples, cherries and a host of other woody plants.
The good news is that feeding by the fall webworm does little or no harm to the trees.
To illustrate -- among the myriad types of caterpillars that feed on the leaves of trees, in our area the eastern tent (or appletree tent) caterpillar and the fall webworm construct similar tents or webs in trees.
Fall webworm is generally nondiscriminating in its choice of plants.
When you consider the numbers of caterpillars in a nest - 150 in eastern tent and 200 to 500 in a fall webworm nest - as well as the size of the fall webworm nest as compared to that of the eastern tent, you would logically assume that the fall webworm presents the greater problem to infested trees.
The spring feeding done by the eastern tent caterpillar (occurring as it does on newly emerged foliage compared to the end-of-season feeding by the fall webworm) is way more damaging to the tree.
It is time for the fall webworm to pay its annual visit to our trees - cherries, lilacs, crabapples, and birch are favorites in this area.
The fall webworm is native to Canada, Mexico and the entire United States.
However, remember that fall webworm is native and will be back next year.
The Forest Tent and the Fall Webworm caterpillars are a similar tree-damaging pest that we experience, to a greater or lesser degree, and we have learned to live with them.
When tested, both tent moth caterpillars and fall webworms strongly avoided extracts taken from the bodies of other dead caterpillars.