Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Malacosoma disstria Hübner, 1822  Synonyms: Hodges #7698.

Description:

White "keyhole" or "shoeprint" markings on larvae are distinctive. Unlike Eastern Tent Caterpillar, this species' larvae do not create silken tents between branches.

Relationships:

Host plants include Sweetgum and American Basswood.

There are 47 records in the project database.

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A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/13/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/7/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/17/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/10/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/3/2010). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A male Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/15/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2017). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar in Kent Co., Maryland (5/9/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A comparison of Forest Tent(left) and Eastern Tent (right Caterpillars in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Forest Tent Caterpillar in Kent Co., Maryland (5/25/2016). Photo by Matt Redman. (MBP list)


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