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.