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    Author(s): USDA Forest Service
    Date: 1996
    Source: Pest Alert NA-PR-02-96. [Radnor, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    The forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria, is an important defoliator of North American hardwoods including sugar maple, oak, black gum, and aspen. Despite its name, the forest tent caterpillar does not build tents but spins silken mats on tree trunks and large branches.

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    Citation

    USDA Forest Service 1996. Forest Tent Caterpillar (Pest Alert). Pest Alert NA-PR-02-96. [Radnor, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

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