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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands


The following individuals have provided their expertise in identifying adults reared from the field-collected caterpillars: Paul Hammond, Doug Ferguson, Jerry Powell, Don LaFontaine, Paul Opler, Jon Shepard, and Lars Crabo. The following individuals have helped collect and rear caterpillars: Paul Hanson, Ken West, Brian Scaccia, David Carmean, Joshua Miller, Jacob Miller, Kimberly Miller, Jean Miller, Mike LaMana, Carolyn ver Linden, Dana Ross, Norm Anderson, Jack Lattin, Maret Pajute, Gary Parsons, Emma Rossi, Pete Oboyski, and Rich Bowden. Dave McCorkle kindly provided the photograph of Parnassius clodius. All other photographs were taken by the author. The preparation of this manuscript was completed with helpful reviews from Paul Hammond, Dana Ross, Mike LaMana, Richard Reardon, and Linda Butter. Roberta Burzynski, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Radnor, PA, deserves special thanks for her very helpful editing of the final draft. My wife, Jean Miller spent many hours helping me organize and rewrite each draft of the manuscript. Also, this booklet would not have been produced without the encouragement and support of Richard Reardon.

Support for the publication of this booklet came from the USDA Forest Service's National Center of Forest Health Management, Morgantown, West Virginia. In addition the center provided partial support for research on caterpillars of the Cascade Mountains under Cooperative Agreement 42-950010. Partial funding was also provided by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station under Cooperative Agreement PNW 93-0398.

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