Weather Forecast

Forest tent caterpillars can be seen in large masses in Hubbard County, above, where they weave a large silk tent to emerge from. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)

Forest tent caterpillars creating a gooey mess in city

Email News Alerts

An invasion of forest tent caterpillars from Hubbard County and around the state has now found its way to city trees.

The one-inch black worms are crawling up the walls of the Park Rapids Area Library, among other sun-dappled buildings.


They are defoliating trees throughout the city, having devoured many in the county, likely the result of a warm winter and ideal spring conditions.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.