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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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.
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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