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Thaumetopoea processionea and Lymantria dispar caterpillars

Thaumetopoea processionea and Lymantria dispar caterpillars

Thaumetopoea processionea (sometimes known as oak processionary moth) caterpillars (left, with white hairs) and gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillars (right, with darker coloration) are both voracious defoliators and frequent targets of forest pest management efforts. (Photo credit: Benjamin Leroy)

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