Twin Cities crawling with caterpillars

Two types of caterpillars seem to be thriving this spring: the Eastern Tent caterpillar, which creates a web in trees, and the Forest Tent caterpillar, commonly but incorrectly called "armyworms," which do more damage to trees.
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Two types of caterpillars seem to be thriving this spring: the Eastern Tent caterpillar, which creates a web in trees, and the Forest Tent caterpillar, commonly but incorrectly called "armyworms," which do more damage to trees.

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