Friday Cat-erpillar Blogging: What’s Eating New England?

Gyspy Moth Caterpillar

New England is experiencing a gypsy moth outbreak this year. The hungry hordes of caterpillars are munching the leaves of oaks and other deciduous trees leaving a landscape that looks like midwinter in the middle of July. This outbreak is described as the worst since the 1980s. The NWSBoston has posted aerial images of the defoliation.

As a Massachusetts resident in the early 1980s, I well remember the black rain of gypsy moth frass on my patio and the panicky…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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