Gypsy moth caterpillar

Gypsy moth caterpillar


The hatching of gypsy moth eggs coincides with budding of most hardwood trees. Larvae (caterpillars) emerge from egg masses from early spring through mid-May.
At dusk, when the sun sets, the larvae climb back up to the top branches of the host tree to feed. When population numbers are dense, however, larvae feed continuously day and night until the foliage of the host tree is stripped. Then they crawl in search of new sources of food.


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Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 18
ISO: 800

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Gypsy moth caterpillar

Gypsy moth caterpillar


The hatching of gypsy moth eggs coincides with budding of most hardwood trees. Larvae (caterpillars) emerge from egg masses from early spring through mid-May.
At dusk, when the sun sets, the larvae climb back up to the top branches of the host tree to feed. When population numbers are dense, however, larvae feed continuously day and night until the foliage of the host tree is stripped. Then they crawl in search of new sources of food.


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EXIF

Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 18
ISO: 800

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