Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

7701 - Malacosoma americanum - Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (4)

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth
Malacosoma americanum
Hodges #7701
Reclaimed fields, woodland edges, orchards.
Late spring to early summer.

2 responses to “Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

  1. There’s something about this moth that calls my name. I think, if I were a moth, I would want to look like this lovely! ~karen

    • I really enjoy the tent caterpillar moths; good thing, too, ’cause they’re pretty common! We have two species here, one that’s got pale stripes on dark background (Eastern Tent), and one that’s dark stripes on pale background (Forest Tent).

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