Forest Pests of North America
Native and Non-native insects, diseases, and weeds of urban, managed, and natural forests


Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum (H. Edwards)



Representative Images(View more at Forestry Images)

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Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum
Adult(s)
Donald Owen
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Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum
Cocoon(s)
Donald Owen
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Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum
Larva(e)
Donald Owen
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Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum
Egg(s)
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Pacific tent caterpillar
Malacosoma constrictum
Feature(s)
Donald Owen


Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
Family: Lasiocampidae
Subfamily: Macromphaliinae
Tribe: Malacosomini
Genus: Malacosoma

Other System Links

NPDN Pest: ITAUALA


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References

Common Name Reference: Bosik, J. J. Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms 1997. Lanham, MD: Entomological Society of America (ESA), 1997. 232 pp.
Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 3. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/main.htm