Not-So-Cute CaterpillarsJanay Rickwalder
Monday, July 21, 2014
Caterpillars are seen as mostly harmless insects. Where a
handful may be ok, thousands are a problem.
tent caterpillars are being seen in greater numbers than in
past years, and their eating habits are causing mass defoliation of
trees. Healthy trees are able to recover, but for some trees, the
loss of leaves causes permanent damage.
Thankfully, the caterpillars should be moving into their next
stage of life soon. They will cocoon themselves and emerge in a few
weeks as moths.