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Species Malacosoma incurva - Southwestern Tent Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#7703

Hairy moth - Malacosoma incurva - male Large Infestation - Malacosoma incurva Malacosoma incurva Southwestern Tent Caterpillar - Malacosoma incurva Unknown Caterpillars  - Malacosoma incurva Southwestern Tent Caterpillar Moth? - Malacosoma incurva Southwestern Tent Caterpillar Moth? - Malacosoma incurva Southwestern Tent Caterpillar Moth? - Malacosoma incurva - male
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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)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Subfamily Lasiocampinae
Tribe Lasiocampini
Genus Malacosoma
Species incurva (Southwestern Tent Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#7703)
Hodges Number
7703
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Malacosoma incurva
Clisiocampa incurva Hy. Edwards, 1882
Clisiocampa luteomargo Dyar, 1907
Clisiocampa azteca Neumoegen, 1893
Explanation of Names
Malacosoma incurvum (Hy. Edwards, 1882)
Numbers
One of six species in the genus for North America north of Mexico
Size
Wingspan about 27 mm.
Range
Southwestern North America: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah.
Food
The larval hosts include:
Populus fremontii (Fremont cottonwood).
Salix (willow).
Prunus (plum).
Remarks
The gender of Malacosoma is neuter, so adjectivic species names ending -a are considered wrong spellings. (1)
Print References
Edwards, Hy. 1882. Descriptions of new N. Am. Heterocera. Papilio 2(8): 125
Franclemont, J.G. 1973. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.: p. 80; pl. 10, figs. 33-40. (2)
Stehr, F.W. & E.F. Cook 1968. A revision of the genus Malacosoma Hübner in North America (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae): systematics, biology. immatures, and parasites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 276: 169. (1)
Internet References
forestryimages.org - photographs of various life stages.