Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: June 10, 2020
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A massive number of tent caterpillars were observed on Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) in Plumas National Forest. The same caterpillars were observed in Lassen National Forest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Plumas County