Insect Hotline Issue 19

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Fall webworm tents on trees.  They occur in the fall and are at the terminal ends of branches.  Photos by Brian Kunkel, Ornamentals IPM Extension Specialist, University of Delaware

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Orange (red headed) race of fall webworms (left) or the blackheaded race of fall webworms (right) could be found in the webbing.  Photo provided by:  Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

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One management option is to tear open the webbing so natural enemies such as the assassin bug pictured above can eat the caterpillars.  Photo provided by:  Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

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