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Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea) - Hodges#8140 | by kecheeks803
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Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea) - Hodges#8140

Edgefield County, SC

 

Larva feed on over 120 species of hardwoods. In the south, these trees include ash, hickory, maple, mulberry, oak, pecan, poplar, redbud, sweetgum, walnut, and willow.

 

The caterpillars form weblike tents in branch tips where clusters of caterpillars strip foliage (by contrast, eastern tent caterpillar nests are built in tree crotches).

 

Family Erebidae

 

Photographed at night with a Sony Alpha 350 and 30mm Macro Lens

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Taken on March 1, 2012