Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 963558

Pacific Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma constrictum

Observation date: May 13, 2014
Submitted by: greyraven
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On an interior live oak, main trunk. Weather has been heating up, heading for triple digits (degrees F). Black oak and pine within 50 feet. Two types of penstemon subshrubs and a mix of coffeeberry and serviceberry also within 50 foot radius.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: May 17, 2014
Coordinator notes: Actually this is a moth caterpillar, specifically a Pacific Tent Caterpillar.