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Fall Webworm

A bunch of webworms on a plant

The fall webworm or (Hyphantria cunea) is known to feed late in the season on nearly 100 different species of trees in North America. These caterpillars construct massive silk webs and prefer persimmon, sourwood, pecan, trees and willows. The webs are unsightly in the landscape and generally more numerous when the weather has been warm and wet for extended periods.