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Be on the lookout for eastern tent caterpillar

Eastern tent caterpillars are most often found on or near wild cherry trees, wild plum trees, apple trees or other ornamentals such as crab apple. They strip the tree’s leaves after building a nest, or tent, and then migrate to areas such as fences, sides of buildings or the ground. (Courtesy photo by Joseph O’Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.)

Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.

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