Originally reported as European Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
Submitter does not have a specimen
I see a large tent-like cocoon in the upper branches of a tree on my block. Being from New England I quickly associated it with the Gypsy Moth infestations I have seen there. As yet I have not managed to catch a live specimen for identification. But I believe I have seen another nest just north of Mississippi and Fremont.