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Old 05-31-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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I found these on a customer's rose bush. I had to snip the branch off but I'd like to know just what species I was affecting. There is also a picture of a leaf containing what I assume are the dried husks that they initially hatched from. Please enlighten me, you wonderful people, you!

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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I found these on a customer's rose bush. I had to snip the branch off but I'd like to know just what species I was affecting. There is also a picture of a leaf containing what I assume are the dried husks that they initially hatched from. Please enlighten me, you wonderful people, you!Attachment 23892Attachment 23893
These are eastern tent caterpillars, Malacosoma americanum (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) - see Butterflies and Moths of North America | collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera
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Your hitting the jack pots this week Buluc!
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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Just keeping my eyes open and my camera handy. It's usually rewarding.
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We always enjoyed finding tent caterpillars as kids. I remember gathering them in our little sweaty hands and bringing them into the house. We loved to hold them because they are furry and soft! My sister had one in her hand as she was running around in the house. She fell down and needless to say, had a handful of green mush. She cried and cried!
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:43 AM   #6
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Oh yuck!
Bet she didn't for get that one.
Now that you know they feed and defoliate, Do you still enjoy finding them? On your property I mean.
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