Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 528389

Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: July 10, 2010
Submitted by: Vixen Rivera
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I believe the host plant is Orange milkweed or Butterfly weed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 14, 2022
Coordinator notes: Difficult angle, but looks like M. californicum.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Blaine County