forest tent caterpillar


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Related to forest tent caterpillar: Eastern tent caterpillar
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Noun1.forest tent caterpillar - larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tentforest tent caterpillar - larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent; serious defoliator of deciduous trees
tent caterpillar - the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees
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Forest Management Ontaria 2006 2007 2008 Area defoliated by insects and 1 978 846 1 945 195 beetle-killed trees (hectares) Balsam fir sawfly Forest tent caterpillar 370 759 371494 Gypsy moth 10 350 31094 Jack pine budworm 740 116 536 051 Mountain pine beetle Spruce beetle Spruce budworm 797 206 849 045 Western spruce budworm Other insects 60 415 157 511 Area planted (hectares) 82 615 74 861 Area seeded (hectares) 19 855 33 079 Fire--area burned (hectares) 149 533 40 652 1314 Fires--number (number) 2 298 1 124 338 Forest area certified (hectares) 21 600 640 26 324 043 26 287 730 Harvest (area) (hectares) 211874 183 985 158 651 Harvest (volume) (cubic metres) 18 855 000 14 725 000 Source: http://canadaforests.
In fact, friendly flies are actually a blessing--they keep forest tent caterpillar populations in check, and thereby save our valuable woodlands from total defoliation.
To assess treatment effects on insect resistance, we conducted bioassays with gypsy moth [Lymantria dispar], forest tent caterpillar [Malacosoma disstria (Hubner)], whitemarked tussock moth [Orgyia leucostigma (J.
The western forest tent caterpillar is only about an inch long; but, if there are enough of them, they can eat the foliage of an entire forest.

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