University of FloridaSolutions for Your Life
 

EENY-184: Forest Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hübner (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)

Figure 9. Larva of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hübner, killed by a nuclear polyhedrus virus and exhibiting the characteristic symptom of hanging in place from its midsection, appearing like an inverted "V."

Credit: James R. Meeker, FDACS, Division of Forestry