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Western Tent Caterpillar
Malacosoma californica

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Host plants for Malacosoma californica (Western Tent Caterpillar) native to California ( 32 confirmed , 172 likely * )
Deerbrush Ceanothus integerrimus Ceanothus integerrimus

* 34
Carmel Ceanothus Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus

* 35
Blue Oak Quercus douglasii Quercus douglasii

* 36
Black Oak Quercus kelloggii Quercus kelloggii

* 38
Coffeeberry Frangula californica Frangula californica

* 41
White Alder Alnus rhombifolia Alnus rhombifolia

* 44
Golden Currant Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Ribes aureum var. gracillimum

* 45
Scrub Oak Quercus berberidifolia Quercus berberidifolia

* 48
Pinemat Ceanothus prostratus Ceanothus prostratus

* 50
Red Willow Salix laevigata Salix laevigata

Links for More Information About this Species

BAMONA, Wikipedia

Sources for butterfly and moth host plant information include; The National Wildlife Federation's Native Plant Finder, with thanks to Doug Tallamy and Kimberley Shropshire for researching and sharing this information, the National History Museum's Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants, and Butterflies and Moths of North America. Special thanks to Calscape volunteer Bridget Kelley for aggregating host plant data from all these sources. Butterfly and moth observations and images sources include Calphotos, GBIF (GBIF.org (27 August 2019) GBIF Occurrence Download https://doi.org/10.15468/dl.rywrmh), iDigBio, the Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network and Butterflies and Moths of North America. Climate data is provided by the PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University.

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