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Title: Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Pest Alert)
Author: Rabaglia, Robert; Twardus, Daniel;
Source: NA-FB-37-1990. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Program Aid
Description: The eastern tent caterpillar is often mistaken for the gypsy moth. Though they are similar in appearance, they differ in habits. The fully grown eastern tent caterpillar is about 2 inches long, black with a white stripe along the middle of the back and a row of pale blue oval spots on each side. It is sparsely covered with fine light brown hairs. The gypsy moth caterpillar, when fully grown, is also about 2 inches long, but it has pairs of blue and red spots on its back.
Keywords: Insect, decline, mortality.
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Rabaglia, Robert; Twardus, Daniel 1990. Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Pest Alert). NA-FB-37-1990. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
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