Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch

Black cherry leaf buds are breaking, so it is time for eastern tent caterpillar eggs to begin hatching. Populations have been increasing across the state. Masses can contain up to 300 eggs. It is best to remove tents early to manage this insect.

Figure 1 Eastern tent caterpillar egg mass. (Photo: Lee Townsend, UK)

Figure 1 Eastern tent caterpillar egg mass. (Photo: Lee Townsend, UK)

 

By Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist

 

 

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs