Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 912855

Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum

Observation date: June 24, 2013
Submitted by: moth2277
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillars were wiggling around and lifting one end of their bodies away from the nest like they were dancing. Sorry I don't know what the host plant was.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: March 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wyoming