eastern tent caterpillar

eastern tent caterpillar
noun
: the gregarious web-building larva of a reddish brown American moth (Malacosoma americanum) hatching in spring, feeding on the young foliage of apple, wild cherry, and related trees, and building community nests of silk in crotches of the trees invaded

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eastern tent caterpillar,
a black tent caterpillar, with blue spots and a yellow stripe on the back, that lives in fruit and shade trees in eastern and central North America.

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