Caterpillar of Gypsy Moth


Gypsy moth females lay anywhere from 500 to 1,000 eggs in protected areas such as underneath the bark of trees. The eggs are covered with a dense mass of tan or tan colored hairs. The egg mass is approximately 1.5 inches long and about 0.75 inches wide. The eggs are the overwintering stage of the insect. Eggs are attached to trees, houses, or any outdoor objects. The eggs hatch in spring into caterpillars.