Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Peter Smallidge gave an online webinar presentation today
on “Hardwood Tree Ecology and Identification” via Cornell
University’s ForrestConnect. The gypsy moth caterpillar, one of the
most destructive pests of hardwood trees in the eastern United
States, is

Lepidoptera - Caterpillar

Lepidoptera – Caterpillar
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

easily identified by
its five pairs of raised blue spots and six pairs of raised
brick-red spots along their backs, and a sprinkling of setae, long
hairlike strands.

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