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What are you reporting so far?
Observers are reporting on seven insect pests so far this year at 17 sites represented as dots on the map below. Colors of the dots correspond to the pest species across the top; darker dots represent sites with more observations.
Observers have reported all life cycle stages of hemlock woolly adelgid so far this year in the Northeast. Observers started reporting active adults and feeding in January and eggs in April.
Observers also reported active eastern tent caterpillars and caterpillars in tents in Tennessee.