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

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Recent observations

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

sarka

Date

June 19, 2011

Description

Huge amounts here during 2012. Photo depicts what was to come in 2012, completely defoliating the alder trees. You could hear the rain of catapillar poop!

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

vncdatatech01

Date

June 1, 2013

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

bug_eric

Date

June 2, 2014

Description

Half-grown caterpillars in communal web, as shown.

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

abr

Date

July 4, 2012 01:20 PM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

finatic

Date

November 1, 2015 05:21 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 10, 2010 12:14 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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selenac

Date

August 8, 2015

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

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loarie

Date

July 30, 2015 01:23 PM PDT

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

chrismoody

Date

July 6, 2015 11:27 AM BST

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 27, 2005 01:31 PM PST

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Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

antonlyu

Date

the past

Description

Furry caterpillar, with black and orange and yellow markings on red alder

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma californicum

Observer

liebel22

Date

the past
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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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