Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 714568

Pacific Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma constrictum

Observation date: May 28, 2012
Submitted by: tyedyemomma
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: found on friends shoe in JellystoneCamp ground. Found another of the same on some pine Oak. 70 degree day
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 21, 2012
Coordinator notes: Looks like the larva of this species except the dorsal reddish-brown markings are a bit broader which might be host induced. This species feeds on multiple plants, shrubs and trees.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Douglas County