Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 856503

Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: May 16, 2013
Submitted by: lalalunette
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this on our tent, camping in Moab, UT. One picture is from morning and the other from evening. Though the coloring is different, it appears to be the same caterpillar? I assume vibrancy of color shows mood/health? I'm unsure about the types of plant in this area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Utah, Grand County