A revision of the genus Malacosoma Hübner in North America (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae): systematics, biology, immatures, and parasites

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1968 - Nature - 321 pages
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The genus Malacosoma Hubner, the tent caterpillars, is a group of lasiocampid moths restricted to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The adults are often ignored, possibly because they are quite abundant (collectors tend to save rare or unusal specimens), are moderate in size, comparatively drab in color, and have a lifespan of only a few days at most. The larvae, however, are well known for the conspicuous tents which some species construct in early spring soon after the first leaves appear.

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Introduction
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Economic importance of genus Malacosoma
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Methods
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