eastern tent caterpillar
Definition of eastern tent caterpillar
: the gregarious web-building larva of a reddish brown American moth (Malacosoma americanum) hatching in spring, feeding on the young foliage of apple, wild cherry, and related trees, and building community nests of silk in crotches of the trees invaded
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