The Tent Caterpillars
Tent caterpillars are among the most familiar of insects, capable of defoliating tens of thousands of forested acres in a single spring. They differ most markedly from other destructive caterpillars, such as the gypsy moth, in that they are a social species. This book, which synthesizes some 150 years of research, is the only one to cover their biology and behavioral ecology.
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The Caterpillar and the Pupa
The Moth the Egg Mass and the Pharate Larva
Interactions between Tent Caterpillars and Their Host Trees
Aggregation and Foraging Behavior
TentBuildilng Behavior and Thermoregulation
Predation and Antipredation
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