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Species Malacosoma tigris - Sonoran Tent Caterpillar - Hodges#7700

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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 tigris (Sonoran Tent Caterpillar - Hodges#7700)
Hodges Number
7700
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Malacosoma tigris (Dyar, 1902)
Clisiocampa tigris Dyar, 1902
Malacosoma var. inducta Dyar, 1906
Clisiocampa onissa Dyar, 1911
Malacosoma texana Dyar, 1928 - manuscript name applied to a form of disstria by Beutenmuller and suggested at a full species allied with M. tigris by Dyar in Draudt (1928).
Identification
M. texana Beut. [syn. of M. tigris](80 a) was described as a form of disstria, but does not have its habitus. Maybe clay-yellowish, dark sprinkled; Lines brown, clear means without bright borders. I only have ♂♂; I think it is a good species from the tigris family. ♀ and caterpillar unknown. Texas. - approximate Google translate of Dyar (1928)
Range
Type Locality: Platte Canyon near Denver, CO.
Type Locality (M. t. var. inducta): Palmerlee, Cochise Co., AZ.
Type Locality (M. texana, syn.): TX.
Food
various oaks(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in encircling bands on very small twigs. The masses differ from other Malacosoma in not being covered with spumaline.(1)
Remarks
The species name tigris is a simple noun, so does not follow the genus name in gender.
(Malacosoma is neuter, so adjectivic species names end -um instead of -a. (2))
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1902. A new form of Clisiocampa from Colorado. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 5: 38-39.
Dyar, H.G., 1906. North American moths and larvae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(8): 195.
Dyar, H.G., 1928. in Draudt, Die Grossschmetterlinge des Amerikanischen Faunengebietes: Lasiocampidae. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erd, 6: 565-629.
Franclemont, 1973. MONA, Fascicle 20.1: 76; pl. 9.23-28 (3)
Internet References
Margarethe Brummermann's blog on an outbreak of Malacosoma on Mt. Lemmon in Arizona.
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.A revision of the genus Malacosoma (Hubner) in North America (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae): systematics, ...
Frederick W. Stehr; Edwin F.Cook . 1968. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 276: 1-321.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea.....
J. G. Franclemont. 1973. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.