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870015 – 7699   Malacosoma constricta (Edwards, 1874)
             Pacific Tent Caterpillar
Distribution Data for Malacosoma constricta
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Distribution: Type locality (constricta): California [Napa County].
Type locality (strigosa): Yosemite Valley, California.
Type locality (austrinum): "One quarter mile E. of Santa Ysabel, San Diego Co., Calif..."\
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Synonymy: Clisiocampa constricta Edwards, 1874
Malacosoma austrinum Stehr, 1968
Clisiocampa strigosa Stretch, 1881
  • 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., 1874. Pacific Coast Lepidoptera, No. 8. On the transformations of some species of Heterocera, not previously described. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 5: 362.
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 74; pl. 9.17-22. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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