Tent Caterpillars from Hell
I promise I will never, ever, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die, complain about tent caterpillars again. Never.
These creepy horrors are eating exactly what on a bicycle??
I had a small wild cherry tree cut down last year because it had been de-leafed by our much milder version of this icky thing. But still, the cocoons get onto everything outside. I cannot imagine what this “March of the Larvae” causes.
Early next Spring I plan to put duct tape around the trunks of the apple trees to see if that will stop the little buggers, but God knows what these people can do. Obviously the municipality in Sweden, where these photos were taken, isn’t too concerned about the situation. Maybe it’s politically incorrect to harm them.
Go here to see more — notice how white the trunks of the trees are, and how they somehow missed a few leaves on one tree.
As Shelagh used to say while making a face, "ickky pooo..."
Hat tip: Wally Ballou