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Tent Caterpillars are Setting Up Camp

tent caterpillars eating leaves in their web house

Newly hatched caterpillars quickly construct a dense “tent” made of web.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Summer is a popular time of year for camping. As school ends, parents are busy signing their kids up for day and overnight camps. Tent moths have a similar plan in mind for their young.

Though their parents are long gone by the time they hatch, tent caterpillars are born to camp. Once they have set up in your yard, you may have a hard time getting them to leave. Read the full article here!