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About This Insect
Scientific Name: Lymantria disparFood: just about anything
What does it turn into? See it here
Does it sting? No.
Will it destroy my garden? Yes, and your trees as well. Its appearance is a genuine emergency and you should report finding these caterpillars to the nearest museum or university. Since its importation from Europe in the mid-19th century, this species has been the most destructive forest pest in North America.