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Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9565175

today I noticed a number of these by my front door. Is this a web worm? I have also posted a pic of debris--I don't know if they're eggs or frass. But my front door is a complete mess with this debris. thanks for your help

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Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2013
1:18 PM

Post #9565187

I hope their not gypsy moth catepillars.
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9565214

to my untrained eye, I don't think it is gypsy month. Mine seem black with a white stripe and some fuzzy stuff throughout the entire body. thanks for your input
Minot, ND

June 19, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9565452

These appear to be walnut caterpillars, Datana integerrima -
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9568123

Flapdoodle, it seems to me that you are right and this is the walnut caterpillar. I don't have walnuts but do have pecans and plenty of oaks. I have been looking for foliage damage or cluster of worms along tree trunks and have found nothing, so far.

As far as the black debris I found on our walkway, I think it is totally unrelated to this worm, and more like a case of asphalt shingle shedding.

Thanks all for your help.

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