Image Number: 1150086

Organization:
Descriptor:
Larva(e)
Description:
The larvae don’t construct a characteristic tent like the eastern tent caterpillar. Instead, they construct silk webbing that lies flat on the surface of the tree’s trunk and branches. The colorful larvae are easily identified by the "keyhole" or "footprint" pattern on their dorsal surface.
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Image location:
United States

Subject

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
Subject: Malacosoma disstria Hübner
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Image last updated:
Thursday, August 8, 2002