Caption: Western tent caterpillar (Malacosoma californicum) nests observed on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) in Nevada desert. These silk enclosures are the homes of western tent caterpillar moth larvae which are common in the western U.S., northern Mexico, and southern Canada.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, biology, close up, creosote bush, defoliation, enclosure, flicking, head flick, insect, insecta, invertebrate, larrea tridentata, larva, larvae, lepidoptera, macro, macroscopic, malacosoma californicum, metamorphosis, moth, nest, silk, webworms, western tent caterpillar, zoology

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Western tent caterpillar nests

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