The Eastern Tent Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
white spine stripe; white line on black; blue; yellow; black; black head; orange hairs by feet; clusters; group; mass; bunch; silk; web; blue spots on side; orange lines on back; white hairs; feathery legs.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Eastern Tent Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.