Cankerworms gone crazy!

You may have walked through a tangle of their silk threads. Or felt an errant one crawling up your neck, just like I did the other day.

Here in North Carolina, the spring cankerworms — those tiny, bright green inchworm-like caterpillars — are out in full force!

Our colleague Steve Frank in NCSU’s Entomology Department gives you the scoop on cankerworms in an article in the Wednesday (3.28.12) News & Observer and over on his lab’s EcoIPM blog.

By |2016-11-22T13:47:41-05:00March 26th, 2012|

About the Author:

Holly Menninger
As Director of Public Science, Holly coordinates our empire of citizen science projects and manages the online science communication here at Your Wild Life. An entomologist by training, she’s a science communicator by passion and practice.


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    josh shaffer March 27, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Hi Holly,
    I’m Josh at The News & Observer, writing about this very worm. Hope you’ll contact me at 829-4818.

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    Holly March 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Josh! Just sent you an email introducing you to Steve. Hope you two can connect!

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