Caterpillars pitch sci-fi-like tents in Ariz.

Caterpillars pitch sci-fi-like tents in Ariz.

Posted: Updated:
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • Breast milk lawsuit; TSA settles lawsuit over breast milk screening

    Breast milk lawsuit; TSA settles lawsuit over breast milk screening

    A mom claims she was mistreated just for asking that her baby's milk not be x-rayed.She sued and now after several years of battling with TSA some big changes coming to the way moms trying to board with breast milk are treated.
    A mom claims she was mistreated just for asking that her baby's milk not be x-rayed.She sued and now after several years of battling with TSA some big changes coming to the way moms trying to board with breast milk are treated.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:15 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Scientists say an explosion of tent caterpillars, which spin slightly creepy-looking shelters on tree limbs, are leaving some Arizona mountain areas looking like science-fiction movies.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/147Lfvq) that thanks to a population increase the creatures are leaving an abundance of silky caterpillar tents in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson and other mountain ranges in Southern Arizona.

And what's the black stuff inside the tents dangling on trees? Scientists say that's caterpillar dung.

John Palting of the University of Arizona Department of Entomology says the tent show will wind down in the coming month and the caterpillar population could eventually return to normal levels.

Caterpillars hatch in the early spring from eggs produced by moths the previous year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices