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


eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana (Fabricius)



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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
David Cappaert
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
Terry S. Price
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Damage
Robert L. Anderson
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Egg(s)
Robert L. Anderson
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Adult(s)
Lacy L. Hyche
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Pupa(e)
Lacy L. Hyche
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
Joseph OBrien
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Adult(s)
Lacy L. Hyche
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Larva(e)
Robert L. Anderson
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eastern tent caterpillar
Malacosoma americana
Adult(s)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry


Taxonomic Rank

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

Other System Links

NPDN Pest: ITAUAEA



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. 1-4. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/main.htm