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

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Recent observations

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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jimjohnson

Date

July 25, 2016

Description

Light trap (1)

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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brendan6

Date

July 15, 2016 06:23 PM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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euproserpinus

Date

July 3, 2016 03:03 PM PDT

Description

On Ceanothus. Only saw this one caterpillar, no tents anywhere.

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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joeypoo

Date

July 9, 2016 10:45 AM MDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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chevaun711

Date

June 23, 2016

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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naturerocks

Date

June 18, 2016 01:16 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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smilacina

Date

June 18, 2016 11:13 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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mikepatterson

Date

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

Web

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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shaynehughes

Date

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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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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