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Forest Tent Larva
Forest Tent Larva (Malacosoma disstria: Lasiocampidae) These moth caterpillars average ca. 5.1 cm (2.0 in) long, however they have been reported to reach 12.7 cm (5.0 in) in length. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Roadside park northeast of Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA. Open park-like setting with some trees at ca. 29 m (95 ft) elevation.
Habitat
Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Open park-like setting with some trees at ca. 29 m (95 ft) elevation.
Location
Roadside park northeast of Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
April 2017
Scientific name
Malacosoma disstria
Equipment used
Canon
Staff member
Opus Editor
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We have a relative of them over here Stanley, a whole road of trees can look awful in an infestation. I've never seen the caterpillars before though.

You've got a super picture of them and their markings. Nice work here my friend.
 
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Colourful little (or not so little!) beauties ain't they! A lovely image Stanley, many tfs!

Chris
 
Uh oh! They're pretty, and of course they have their place in the greater scheme of things, but I recall that sinking feeling and all the hard work getting rid of them whenever they turned up in our orchard :S
 

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