Chewing Insects: Fall Webworm

By: Riley Frey

The Fall Webworm

Fall Webworm larvae are pale yellow, black-spotted hairy caterpillars that are around 1 inch long.

Adult fall webworms are white with orange markings and black spots on their wings.

Plants that prone to fall webworms are various hardwood trees such as Cherry, Elm and Maple.

Common chewing insects include different types of moths, beetles and butterflies.

The Fall Webworm can defoliate nursery trees due to their parasitic larvae and feed completely on leaves.

Fall Webworms can be controlled through insecticides, pruning, and removal of the larvae.

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