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Title Fall Webworm Manifestation on Hickory
Date July 1973
Description Image of a fall webworm infestation on a hickory tree alongside the road near milepost 17.6, section 1D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall webworm, also known as hyphantria cunea, create webbed nests on a variety of hardwood trees in the late summer and fall. In the photograph, hickory nuts can be seen in the webbed nest. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters. Photographed by Walter Brown in July of 1973.
Location Location Name: Milepost 17
Parkway Milepost: 17.0
Latitude: 37.892484
Longitude: -79.021414
Creator Individual Brown
Tags Insects
Nelson County (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway