Eastern Tent Caterpillars

The silken/webbed nests spun by Eastern Tent Caterpillars start to be seen in trees in Maine typically beginning in early May.  These caterpillars feed on apple, peach, plum, crabapple and cherry trees and build distinctive nests in the forks of the branches. Feel free to review our Eastern Tent Caterpillars publication about these caterpillars for more information, including some things you can do to combat them.