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    • Malacosoma californicum
    • Mallacosoma californicum
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    • Western Tent Caterpillar
    • Western Tent Caterpillar Moth

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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naturerocks

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June 18, 2016 01:16 PM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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smilacina

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June 18, 2016 11:13 AM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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mikepatterson

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June 18, 2016 11:12 AM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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alexshepard

Date

June 12, 2016 01:53 PM PDT

Description

I think this is the western tent caterpillar?

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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simpsoem

Date

June 8, 2016 10:05 AM MDT

Description

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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shaynehughes

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June 8, 2016 09:45 AM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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elissanovy

Date

June 7, 2016 08:15 AM MDT

Description

Not sure if this is correct species. Found webbing on antelope bitter brush on Gibson Jack trail.

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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rosemary_smith

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June 5, 2016 09:42 AM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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davekosley

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June 5, 2016 11:10 AM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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chris-canipe

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June 4, 2016 03:31 PM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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chris-canipe

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May 29, 2016 10:31 AM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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janetwhite

Date

May 28, 2016

Description

Just saw a couple of tents in the Chokecherry bushes and aspen trees here.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Western Tent Caterpillar (Malacosoma californicum) is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is a tent caterpillar. It is found in the western part of the Nearctic ecozone.

No range data available.
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