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870019 – 7703   Malacosoma incurva (Edwards, 1882)
             Southwestern Tent Caterpillar

© Arlene Ripley
Distribution: Type locality (incurva): Arizona [Probably vicinity of Tucson].
Type locality (constrictina): [Arizona].
Type locality (discolorata): S. W. Utah.
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Synonymy: Clisiocampa incurva Edwards, 1882
Clisiocampa constrictina Neumögen & Dyar, 1893
Clisiocampa discolorata Neumögen, 1893
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Edwards, H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of North American Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 2(8): 125.
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 80; pl. 10.33-40. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Malacosoma incurva
© Charles Melton
Malacosoma incurva
© Randy Hardy
Malacosoma incurva
27mm – © Jim Vargo
Malacosoma incurva
27mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Malacosoma incurva
- discolorata - Lectotype - LG – (cc) U.S.N.M.
Malacosoma incurva
- Lectotype - LG – (cc) U.S.N.M.
Malacosoma incurva
- constrictina - Syntype - LG – (cc) U.S.N.M.
Malacosoma incurva
© Bob Webster LG

Malacosoma incurva
© Bob Barber LG

Malacosoma incurva
© Carol Blaney LG
on Utah serviceberry
Malacosoma incurva
© Simon Feys LG

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