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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Interactions between Tent Caterpillars and Their Host Trees
Aggregation and Foraging Behavior
TentBuildilng Behavior and Thermoregulation
Predation and Antipredation
Population Dynamics and Economic Impact
Management of Populations
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