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Lasiocampidae
870017.007701Malacosoma americana (Fabricius, 1793) – Eastern Tent Caterpillar

© Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Type locality (americana): America boreali.
Type locality (pensylvanica): l'Amerique septentrionale.
Type locality (decipiens): Trenton Falls, New York.
Type locality (frutetorum): Georgia.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Bombyx americana Fabricius, 1793
Clisiocampa decipiens Walker, 1855
Bombyx frutetorum Boisduval, 1868
Bombyx pensylvanica Guérin-Méneville, 1832
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 76; pl. 9.29-37. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
30mm – © Jim Vargo
Malacosoma americana
- frutetorum - Lectotype - LG(cc) U.S.N.M.
Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
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1st instar
Malacosoma americana
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pupa
Malacosoma americana
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Malacosoma americana
© Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
© Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
© Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
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