Forest Tent Caterpillar
 
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: June 15, 2009
               
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Forest Tent Caterpillar - mature larva

Common Name:  Forest Tent Caterpillar

Latin Name:  Malacosoma disstria Hubner, 1820
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  45 - 55 mm

Range: Alberta

Habitat:  Deciduous forests

Time of year seen: April to June (Additional Sightings)

Caterpillar's Diet:  Trembling aspen, Manitoba Maple, Green Ash, White Birch, White Elm, Basswood and Bur Oak.

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