On Jan 21, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Since the larvae to this moth is gregarious, a lot of damage can be done to one tree. A special note that they can injure apple trees.
Host plants include apple, blueberry, elms, hickories, maples, persimmon, poplars, walnut, willows, and many other trees and shrubs.
On Oct 10, 2008, richntampabay from Oldsmar, FL wrote:
This bug has been found in Oldsmar Florida (Tampa Bay Area) and have been eating the foliage on my Sweet Gum Trees.