Fall webworm appears on the tips of branches in late summer to early fall in the Philadelphia area. From within the webs built at the ends of tree branches, Fall Webworm feed on tree leaves and can defoliate a tree.
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Fall Webworm feeds on almost 90 species of deciduous trees. Birch, Walnut, Maple, Cherry and Crabapple trees are its favorite hosts. This pest usually eats leaves late in the season. It can significantly defoliate a tree through repeated attacks. Control measures can include tree service such as pruning branches with webs and treatment.
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