Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 693556

Pacific Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma constrictum

Observation date: November 20, 2011
Date notes: Mid November
Submitted by: allyn ayon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Unable to locate host plant/tree. Caterpillars are scaling the walls of our house and redwood fencing. I have observed at least 5 or 6 dozen individual 'pillars. Have been at this residence for 20 years. Only one neighbor has confirmed 'pillars at their location.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: June 06, 2012
Coordinator notes: Tent caterpillar, almost certainly. I cannot see the white bristles to the side, but there should be some. Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Butte County