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Malacosoma americana (Eastern tent caterpillar)

Synonyms: Clisiocampa decipiens; Clisiocampa frutetorum; Phalaena castrensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Ground Lackey (Malacosoma castrense) is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is found in Europe. The length of the forewings is 13–16 mm for males and 17–21 mm for females. The moth flies from June to August depending on the location. The caterpillars feed on various shrubs and herbaceous plants such as Calluna, Lotus and Cypress Spurge.
View Wikipedia Record: Malacosoma americana

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acer rubrum (red maple)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)[1]
Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian serviceberry)[1]
Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone)[1]
Berberis vulgaris (epine-vinette commune)[1]
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)[1]
Betula nigra (river birch)[1]
Betula papyrifera (mountain paper birch)[1]
Betula populifolia (gray birch)[1]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[1]
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)[1]
Carya illinoiensis (pecan)[1]
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)[1]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[2]
Prunus serotina[2]
Salix nigra (black willow)[2]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[2]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[2]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[2]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[2]
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)[2]

Predators

Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Agkistrodon contortrix (Southern Copperhead)[2]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[2]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)[2]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[2]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[2]
Carduelis tristis (American Goldfinch)[2]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[2]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[2]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[2]
Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird)[2]
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)[2]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[2]
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)[2]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[2]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[2]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[2]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[2]
Terrapene carolina (Florida Box Turtle)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]

Providers

Parasite of 
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[2]
Shelter 
Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[2]
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (cinnamon fern)[2]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[2]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[2]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[2]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[2]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[2]
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)[2]

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Wing, P., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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