Pest Photo

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.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.