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Forest Tent Catterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lasiocampidae
Genus: Malacosoma
Species: disstria

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Colbert, Georgia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Gold Hill, Oregon

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Member Notes:

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Neutral Scorpioangel On Aug 15, 2006, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a) wrote:

The caterpillar is sometimes called the "forest tent caterpillar", although it does not build a tent like other Malacosoma species - merely a platform of silk when young.


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