Habitat Shot Of Tree bark moth caterpillar
While finding hundreds of caterpillars on your deck or yard can be a bit unsettling, Roe says once the insects start migrating, it’s a sign they’re actually at the end of their caterpillar life.
Many have already begun to pupate and form cocoons on the sides of buildings,
fences or trees. After 10 days, they will emerge as rather dull brown moths, living only for another night or two.
Bark Eating Caterpillar Symptoms:
Visible irregular tunnels coated with thick, ribbon-like, silken webs filled with excreta and chewed wood particles on the shoots, branches, stem and trunk. Shoots and branches show shelter holes. Damage young shoots and feeble looking plants. Young trees may die due to the attack