Tent caterpillars in a nest in Lexington’s Shillito Park off West Reynolds Road. This photo was taken in 2001, when the Thoroughbred industry was devastated by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, which eventually was traced to a boom in tent caterpillars. The moth larvae, when ingested by grazing pregnant mares, triggered abortion or caused weakened foals.
Tent caterpillars in a nest in Lexington’s Shillito Park off West Reynolds Road. This photo was taken in 2001, when the Thoroughbred industry was devastated by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, which eventually was traced to a boom in tent caterpillars. The moth larvae, when ingested by grazing pregnant mares, triggered abortion or caused weakened foals. Frank Anderson Herald-Leader
Tent caterpillars in a nest in Lexington’s Shillito Park off West Reynolds Road. This photo was taken in 2001, when the Thoroughbred industry was devastated by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, which eventually was traced to a boom in tent caterpillars. The moth larvae, when ingested by grazing pregnant mares, triggered abortion or caused weakened foals. Frank Anderson Herald-Leader

Tent caterpillars are hatching early in Central Kentucky

March 17, 2016 03:58 PM