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Insect and Spider Identification: Tweetcreek picture (Web worms in madrones)

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Subject: Web worms in madrones

Forum: Insect and Spider Identification

Tweetcreek wrote:
Driving to our local fire lookout tower, I see lots of trees, mostly madrone, with tent caterpiller-like infestations. I stopped and picked a branch. The worm under magnification is a hairy guy with bright orange spots on each segment along with some pretty purple squiggles. There are no dark stripes like the tent caterpillar that I am familiar with. Have a picture but haven't been able to upload it yet. Can anyone help with this limited info???

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