Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1206662

Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: May 11, 2019
Date notes: One of a couple of clusters of tent caterpillars co-located on this ridge top col.
Submitted by: Scott Burgess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: High winds are common here, but the temperatures were in the low 70s and the larvae seen outside were very active adding web to the nest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California