|Tent caterpillar moths make silk tents over the vegetation of a particular tree. Then, the eggs are laid on twigs inside this silk covering. There are 200 to 400 eggs in a mass. The silk protects the caterpillars, who feed on the leaves inside and leave behind their scat, or frass. These are possibly western tent caterpillars - Malacosoma pacifica.|
|Every leaf inside the silk tent is eaten by the hungry caterpillars.|
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