Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Western Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma californicum (Packard, 1864)


Family: Lasiocampidae
Subfamily: Lasiocampinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.2-1.8 cm
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Habitat:
Range: souheastern Canada to New York and west to the Pacific Coast. More abundant in the West
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