Tent caterpillars on birch tree?

Asked August 16, 2017, 9:14 AM EDT

Found this on my birch tree today. What if anything should ido about it?

Sherburne County Minnesota

1 Response

If the photos were taken recently, the insects shown are probably fall webworms.

The web-like "tents" may be unsightly and the caterpillars will consume some leaves but their activities will have little or no effect on the tree's health in the long run.

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