Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202656

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma americanum

Observation date: April 17, 2019
Date notes: April 2019
Submitted by: Vicjcont05
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Can someone tell me what type of caterpillar this is and if they are harmful? We live on 10 acres with many oak trees and have seen hundreds of these little guys the past weeks.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 20, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, McCulloch County