Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 619140

Pacific Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma constrictum

Observation date: September 25, 2011
Date notes: found on small purple daisy type flower
Submitted by: pjboone
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpiller was in the shade on a the stem of a small purple daisy type flower. It was a nice morning, sunny appx 75 degrees. Dropped off the stem immediately
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 21, 2012
Coordinator notes: Looks like the picture in the Powell-Opler book "Moths of Western North America" plate 62, fig. 34.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County