|Common name: Forest tent caterpillar.
Hodges #: 7698.
Identification: 12.8 mm, fw pale, crossed by two dark lines, pro-tibia
with epiphysis nearly as large as segment.
Similar species: 7702, 7703.
Distribution: central Canada and U. S., more common east of the
Hosts: larvae feed on a wide variety of trees, in the northern
Plains preferring basswood and maple, but also poplar, aspen, apple and cherry.
ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl.
grasslands, 28- VI- 1995, Hg/UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.
MN, Grant Co., nr Ashby. VI- 2001, pic. Loren Oslie.