Hyphantria cunea Drury. The fall webworm is a widely distributed native pest of shade trees and shrubs and appears from late summer through early fall. It feeds . In Europe, where H. cunea has been introduced, larvae are rapid defoliators of forest and fruit tree species. In eastern Europe, mulberry and the. Common Names. fall webworm. Compiled by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University: Hyphantria cunea (Drury) Lepidoptera: Arctiidae.
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Third instar larvae of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea Drury. Entomological Knowledge, 40 1: Throughout their development, the caterpillars are able to make distinct jerking movements in unison if the nest is disturbed.
As the caterpillars grow, they continue to build tents which may reach several feet in diameter by late summer. Growth Stages Top of page Vegetative growing stage.
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The fall webworm has a large number of host plants around the world.
Caterpillars of eastern forests. The larvae feed in huge nests and are able to completely defoliate trees and shrubs.
Case study on the evaluation of non-economic loss after Hyphantria cunea’s invading China. American white butterfly in the Republic of Georgia. The neonate caterpillars place the web over single leaves and feed by skeletonizing.
Worldwide, it has been recorded from species  and is considered to be among the most polyphagous of hyphantia.
Hyphantria cunea (mulberry moth)
Dinamika leta ekonomski vaznih vrsta leptira na podrucju Sombora Dorsal view of a fifth instar larva of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea Drury. Informatore Fitopatologico, 34 1: Light dynamics of economically important Lepidoptera in the Sombor area during and a forecast for Zashchita i Karantin Rastenii, No. The body is covered with tufts of long, silky, gray hairs arising from black and orange tubercles.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 4: Diospyros kaki, Diospyros virginiana Ericaceae: Brachymeria obscurata Walker Eulophidae: However, control is made difficult due to the tents and to the large size of the trees which typically are attacked, which produce problems with providing sufficient coverage. Pesticides must be applied legally complying with all label directions and precautions on the pesticide container and any supplemental labeling and rules of state and federal pesticide regulatory agencies.
They occur together, but differ in the markings of adults and larvae, and hyphahtria food habits and biology Johnson and Lyon, Japanese Journal of Nematology, Journal of Beijing Forestry University, 29 3: Sustained outbreaks may be related to excessive use of area-wide spraying for mosquitoes, which is detrimental to natural enemies of the fall webworm.
Applied Entomology and Phytopathology, 70 2: We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. CAB International, pp.
International trade can facilitate movement to new areas. The thin brown cocoon is made of silk with bits of detritus interwoven.
The bases of the front legs are orange or bright yellow.