Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1115433

Pacific Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma constrictum

Observation date: April 24, 2017
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On scrub oak some clusters of these had so many individuals. very windy, saw lots of larva during period of very high wind. 58 blowing so hard eyes were watering gust made it almost impossible to walk near ridge line. many larva out on top of branches in large groups, tortoiseshell (Calif) on Ceanothus, also some on Chamise maybe brown elfin? also Indra in single individuals
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County