Insects and Spiders - native

Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea) on Sep 13, 2022

Originally reported as Tent Caterpillars (Malacosoma species)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

Large webs full of “worms”. There are at least two of them.

Commentary

Thank you for your report! This time of year silk tents in trees are usually the Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cunea. It is a native species, and although trees may be partially defoliated, they usually recover. No action is required.

Tom Valente
Sept. 13, 2022, 11:41 a.m.