Alex Palmer's Natural History Notes and Thoughts

Thoughts and reflections on various social and environmental issues, as well as naturalist observations from the great outdoors.

Eastern tent caterpillar

These animals use cherry trees (Prunus spp.) as their host and eventually undergo metamorphosis and then develop into a moth. Please note: These insects are NOT harmful to cherry trees, even though they do eat many of the leaves. Photo taken May 13, 2011 at my apartment in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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