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Variable Oakleaf CaterpillarAuthor(s): Louis F. Wilson; Gordon A. Surgeoner
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 67. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
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DescriptionThe variable oakleaf caterpillar (Heterocampa manteo (Dbldy.)) is a common insect in deciduous forests of Eastern North America. It has been recorded from most of the Eastern Canadian Provinces and most of the States in the East to North Dakota in the West and south to eastern Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Heavy defoliations of hosts may occur anywhere within this range. Infestations have covered millions of acres and extended over hundreds of miles.
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CitationWilson, Louis F.; Surgeoner, Gordon A. 1979. Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 67. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
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