Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 537145

Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: June 06, 2011
Submitted by: sereiajacobs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We think it was on a juniper. It sat in the palm of my brother's hand when he picked it up. When he put it back on theshrub, it curled up.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 14, 2022
Coordinator notes: A little underexposed, but probably M. californica.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Coconino County