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Malacosoma  Hübner, 1820
Taxonomic Serial No.: 117542

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: unverified  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: unknown   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderLepidoptera  – butterflies, moths, papillons, papillons de nuit, Borboleta, Mariposa  
                                     FamilyLasiocampidae  – tent caterpillar moths, tent caterpillars  
                                              GenusMalacosoma Hübner, 1820  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Malacosoma americanum (Fabricius) – eastern tent caterpillars, eastern tent caterpillar, livrée d'Amérique 
                                                 Species Malacosoma californicum (Parkard) – western tent caterpillar 
                                                 Species Malacosoma constrictum (H. Edwards) – pacific tent caterpillar 
                                                 Species Malacosoma disstria Hubner – forest tent caterpillars, forest tent caterpillar, livrée des forêts 
                                                 Species Malacosoma incurvum (H. Edwards) – southwestern tent caterpillar 
                                                 Species Malacosoma tigris (Dyar) – sonoran tent caterpillar 

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Malacosoma   
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