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    Hair

    Saw something moving in the very dark underside of an overhanging branch. Could not make out what it was due to the strong backlight and my dark glasses.

    Climbed up a retaining wall and wah... hundereds of these guys were clustered around that underside.

    Due to my precarious position could only grab a few quick shots. That was a couple of days ago. I want to go back with light and tripod but wonder if they will still be around.

    Any one know what butterfly these belong to and how long will they stay this way?

    These pics in no way do justice to the massive collection up there. One of the most most unusual sights I have ever seen.

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    Re: Hair

    Interesting pictures.

    These are the Eastern tent caterpillar. They will strip a tree or other plant of vegetation and kill it. They morph into a very non-descript moth.

    Now is the time when they are all busy eating.

    Here is a link that explains the difference between bag worms, tent caterpillars and web worms.
    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/web-...d-easter-61087

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    Re: Hair

    The monsters are coming I agree that these shots do not do the spectacle justice and wonder if shooting them more from the side but still capturing the numbers than from above may help. Good luck with another attempt and hope they are still around.

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    Re: Hair

    Nice catch, Imagine taking a rest at that very spot.

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    Re: Hair

    Me again. I posted this picture in another thread, but hope you don't mind if I post it here? It is another image of the Eastern Tent caterpillar.

    Hair

    p.s. I identified my image as bagworms, which they are not.

    Marie

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    Re: Hair

    Bobo,

    Just after having seen you pics on this thread I read the 'UK Daily Mail Online' and there's an article regarding swarms of caterpillars destroying the English oak trees;

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ic-humans.html

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    Re: Hair

    Sorry Bobo, that is not you. It is just not...................................Bobo.

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