The Forest Tent Caterpillar has dark brown or black larvae with blue stripes along the length of the
body and white spots on their backs that resemble a boot or footprint.
Usually reach about 2 inches in length.
Feed on leaves
Can cause excessive damage and have the
potential to defoliate a tree if the infestation is severe.
Can be controlled by manual removal if the infestation is mild
Insecticide application in the spring and early summer