Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1207631

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma disstria

Observation date: June 02, 2019
Submitted by: sooks
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was found clinging to the front door frame on a very sunny day. I gently moved it to a leafy bush in the front yard. It was not shy, and its colours were extremely vibrant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: June 02, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Whatcom County