Malacosoma californicum

Malacosoma californicum

The western tent caterpillar is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is a tent caterpillar. It is found in the western part of the Nearctic ecozone.

The wingspan is about 28 millimeters.

The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, such as oak and poplar.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusMalacosoma
SpeciesM. californicum