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Species Malacosoma constricta - Pacific Tent Caterpillar - Hodges#7699

Brave caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta blue-faced tufted caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta Pacific tent caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta  CA caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta CA Caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta 7699  - Malacosoma constricta valley oak caterpillar - Malacosoma constricta Malacosoma constricta - male
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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 constricta (Pacific Tent Caterpillar - Hodges#7699)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Malacosoma constricta (Edwards, 1874)
Clisiocampa constricta Edwards, 1874
Explanation of Names
Malacosoma constricta (Hy. Edwards, 1874)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
The gender of Malacosoma is neuter, so adjectivic species names ending -a are considered wrong spellings. (2)
Print References
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. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc., p. 74; pl. 9, figs. 17-22. (3)