LEO Network
July 19, 2021
Event

Caterpillars on Kesugi Ridge

Insects
Infestation
Forestry

Chase, Alaska, United States


Hikers on Kesugi Ridge observe a large abundance of Rusty Tussock Caterpillars all over cairns marking the trail from Coal Creek to Byre's Lake. They swarmed on the hiker's bodies and packs and from a distance covered structures to the point where they looked black.