Canadian in Candia

June 1, 2009

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Filed under: Bugs — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 8:30 am

Caterpillar in the yard

We’ve had a lot of these around lately. The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is a very common caterpillar  in the NorthEastern United States.  Their silky nests can be unsightly and they can do a lot of damage to the foliage in the area.  Every few years we get an infestation of caterpillars that is bad enough that they cause a nuisance and become eyesores.

Worst of all they don’t become beautiful butterflies, they become boring little moths that fly around at night.

We have a pretty normal quantity of caterpillars this year, although I’ve seen them in some very strange places.  I’m not a  fan of caterpillars in general but this one was just an interesting photography subject.  Adam’s been trying to train the puppy to eat them… with some sucess.



  1. Training a dog to eat caterpillers…now THAT’S useful. Maybe I’d get one if he’d eat our spiders!

    Comment by Ronnica — June 1, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

  2. I’ve seen a lot of those lately. I think they’re cute & my daughter loves them. But the damage they can do is sucky.

    Comment by dramaqueensmum — June 2, 2009 @ 9:46 am

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