Re: tent caterpillars

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Thanks to all for the info on tent caterpillars. 

>In town, we get the western tent caterpillar, Malacosoma californicum
>pluviale Dyar.  Orange and black.  If you get bluish ones, it will be
>the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hubner

My Golden Guide to Insect Pests and my Peterson Guide to Insects both say
that forest tent caterpillars don't actually make tents, so I doubt that
it's them.

Thanks again,

Paul Talbert
Hillman City, Seattle
tuisto@oz.net


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