Thursday, March 31, 2016

Here they come!

This afternoon, I saw our first tent caterpillar parachute down from a back yard live oak to the ground. James quickly eradicated it after I got a shot of it. A past blog post of mine identified these as forest tent (Malacosoma disstria). Hope we don't have too bad of a year with these messy guys. 


Marilyn Turk said...

My mother hated this time of year because of them. She'd ask my father to park the car by the back door so she could run in and out of the car without seeing caterpillars! If she saw one, she'd scream and run the other way!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes, they're not very pleasant to have around.

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