Re: tent caterpillars

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The "PNW Insect Management Handbook,"  used by OSU Extension agents around 
the state, states that tent caterpillars "build large silken nests in trees 
and shrubs."


> >In town, we get the western tent caterpillar, Malacosoma californicum
> >pluviale Dyar.  Orange and black.  If you get bluish ones, it will be
> >the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hubner
> 
> My Golden Guide to Insect Pests and my Peterson Guide to Insects both say
> that forest tent caterpillars don't actually make tents, so I doubt that
> it's them.


Jean, in Portland, OR


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