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Title: Forest Tent Caterpillar (Pest Alert)
Author: USDA Forest Service,;
Source: Pest Alert NA-PR-02-96. [Radnor, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria, is an important defoliator of North American hardwoods including sugar maple, oak, black gum, and aspen. Despite its name, the forest tent caterpillar does not build tents but spins silken mats on tree trunks and large branches.
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USDA Forest Service 1996. Forest Tent Caterpillar (Pest Alert). Pest Alert NA-PR-02-96. [Radnor, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
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