Common Name: Tent caterpillars and lappet moths
Description: Most tent caterpillars are drab, brown moths with hairy bodies. The proboscis is vestigal (adults do not feed). The antennae are bipectinate (comb-like) in both sexes. Larvae are colorful, longitudinally striped, and densely hairy. Many species build communal webs (“tents”) in host trees.