Myrmecophile

Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Extrafloral Nectaries, and Ants boggs.47 Fri, 04/05/2019 - 18:36
Overwintered eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) (Malacosoma americanum) moth eggs are hatching in southwest Ohio; a sure sign that spring has sprung. As their common name implies, the caterpillars are accomplished tent-makers displaying their silk handiwork in branch forks.
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Joe Boggs