4 September 2005

Web Worms

This is another odd local insect. The Fall Webworm makes a nest at the ends of branches encasing the leaves for its food.

Initially we thought it was a spider web, but we had a closer look at some nests and saw all the worms. Very odd. As they normally only come out in the Fall (Autumn) when the leaves are on the way out, they don't do too much damage.

In some places they are spread across many branches and the trees look very spooky.

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