Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University,

Fall webworm

Hyphantria cunea

Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) is an insect pest. It was first detected in Ohio in 1984.

Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is mainly an aesthetic pest and is not believed to harm otherwise healthy trees.