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Forest Tent Caterpillar

Malacosoma disstria

Description:

Dark-gray to brownish-black background body color, highlighted by broad, pale-blue lines and thin, broken yellow lines extending along each side; dorsum of each abdominal segment has distinct whitish keyhole or shoeprint-shaped marking; body has fine, whitish, and sparsely distributed hairs.

Habitat:

In a rural garden.

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6 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks so much for the comments and the nomination!

remkinloch
remkinloch 3 years ago

Great photo - such a different perspective at this magnification

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

I've seen these caterpillars often but that is an up-close view I haven't seen in a photo before - very nice!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Cool spotting. Awesome pic :)

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2018
Submitted on Jun 6, 2018

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