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Superfamily Lasiocampoidea - Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths

042011Terror - Phyllodesma Caterpillar - Malacosoma disstria Caterpillar - Malacosoma californica IMPG-38238-1 Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth - Malacosoma americana Lasiocampidae, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, cocoon opened - Malacosoma americana Cocoon (topmost) that caterpillar was extracted from - Malacosoma Malacosoma disstria Eastern Tent Caterpillar? - Malacosoma americana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Lasiocampoidea (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Explanation of Names
Lasiocampoidae from the type genus Lasiocampa (Linnaeus), Greek for "hairy caterpillar." (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.