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Forest tent caterpillars prey on hardwood trees found in west-central Minnesota woods. (Jupiter Images - Thinkstock)

Pests or pesticides, which is the lesser of two evils?

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The fuzzy little caterpillar takes a nap in a cute cocoon and emerges a beautiful butterfly. Ah. Why then does the tale turn into a horror story when a forest tent caterpillar turns into a moth?


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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