Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest insect pests in Canada. Forest tent caterpillar. (Poster) (Insectes nuisibles des forêts au Canada. Librée des forêts. (Affiche)). 2007. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Headquarters, Ottawa.

Year: 2007

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 27496

Language: English / French

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This species is a widespread native defoliator of deciduous trees, mainly trembling aspen, but also other poplars, willows, birches, and cherries Outbreaks lasting 2-6 years may occur every 10-15 years, but the trees are seldom killed.

Classification: Malacosoma disstria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)