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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

List of Common and Scientific Names of Host Plants


Abies amabilis - Pacific silver fir nettle - Urtica spp.
Abies grandis - grand fir ninebark - Physocarpus capitatus
Acer macrophyllum - big-leaf maple  
alfalfa - Medicago sativa ocean spray - Holodiscus discolor
Alnus incana - mountain alder oak - Quercus spp.
Alnus rubra - red alder  
Amelanchier alnifolia - serviceberry Pacific dogwood - Cornus nuttalii
Arbutus menziesii - madrone Pacific silver fir - Abies amabilis
Arctostaphylos manzanita - manzanita penstemon - Penstemon
Artemisia tridentata - big sagebrush Penstemon - penstemon
Asclepias - milkweed Philadelphus lewisii - mock orange
azalea - Rhododendron occidentale Physocarpus capitatus- ninebark
  pine - Pinus spp.
big-leaf maple - Acer macrophyllum Pinus contorta - lodgepole pine, shore pine
big sagebrush - Artemisia tridentata Pinus monticola - western white pine
bitter cherry - Prunus emarginata Pinus ponderosa - ponderosa pine
bitterbrush - Purshia tridentata Polystichum munitum - sword fern
black cottonwood - Populus trichocarpa Ponderosa pine - Pinus ponderosa
black oak - Quercus kelloggii Populus tremuloides - quaking aspen
bleeding heart - Dicentra formosa Populus trichocarpa - black cottonwood
blue elderberry - Sambucus cerulea Prunus emarginata - bitter cherry
blueberry - Vaccinium spp. Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas-fir
buckbrush - Ceanothus cuneatus Purshia tridentata - bitterbrush
   
cascara - Rhamnus purshiana quaking aspen - Populus tremuloides
Canadian thistle - Cirsium arvense Queen Anne's lace - Dacus carrota
Castanopsis chrysophylla - chinquapin Quercus garryana - white oak
Ceanothus cuneatus - buckbrush  
Ceanothus integerrimus - tobaccobrush red alder - Alnus rubra
Ceanothus velutinus - snowbrush red elderberry - Sambucus racemosa
chinquapin - Castanopsis chrysophylla red stem osier - Cornus stolonifera
Cirsium arvense - Canadian thistle Rhamnus purshiana - cascara
clover - Trifolium rhododendron - Rhododendron macrophyllum
Cornus nuttalli - Pacific dogwood Rhododendron macrophyllum - rhododendron
Cornus stolonifera - red-stem osier Rhododendron occidentale - azalea
Corylus cornuta - hazel Ribes cereum - squaw currant
Crataegus douglasii - hawthorn Ribes viscosissimum - sticky currant
currant - Ribes spp. Rosa - rose
Cusick's checker-mallow - Sidalcea cusickii rose - Rosa
Cynoglossum occidentale - hound's tongue Rubus spectabilis - salmonberry
   
Dacus carrota - Queen Anne's lace salal - Gaultheria shallon
dandelion - Taraxicum officinale Salix - willow
Dicentra formosa - bleeding heart salmonberry - Rubus spectabilis
dogwood - Cornus spp. Sambucus cerulea - blue elderberry
Douglas-fir - Pseudotsuga menziesii Sambucus racemosa - red elderberry
  Sedum - stonecrop
Epilobium angustifolium - fireweed Senecio jacobaeae - tansy ragwort
  serviceberry - Amelanchier alnifolia
fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium Sidalcea cusickii - Cusick's checker-mallow
  snowberry - Symphoricarpos albus
Gaultheria shallon - salal snowbrush - Ceanothus velutinus
gooseberry - Ribes spp. spiraea - Spiraea douglasii
grand fir - Abies grandis Spiraea douglasii - spiraea
  sticky currant - Ribes viscosissimum
hawthorn - Crataegus douglasii stonecrop - Sedum spp.
hazel - Corylus cornuta sword fern - Polystichum munitum
Holodiscus discolor - ocean spray Symphoricarpos albus - snowberry
hound's tongue - Cynoglossum occidentale  
  tansy ragwort - Senecio jacobaea
Juniperus occidentalis - western juniper Taraxicum officinale - dandelion
  Thuja plicata - western red cedar
Kincaid's lupine - Lupinus sulphureus kincaidii tobaccobrush - Ceanothus integerrimus
  Trifolium - clover
lodgepole pine - Pinus contorta Tsuga heterophylla - western hemlock
lotus - Lotus  
Lotus - lotus vetch - Vicia villosa
Lupinus sulphureus kincaidii - Kincaid's lupine Vicia villosa - vetch
   
madrone - Arbutus menziesii western hemlock - Tsuga heterophylla
manzanita - Arctostaphylos manzanita western juniper - Juniperus occidentalis
Medicago sativa - alfalfa western red cedar - Thuja plicata
milkweed - Asclepias western white pine - Pinus monticola
mock orange - Philadelphus lewisii white oak - Quercus garryana
mountain alder - Alnus incana willow - Salix
myrica - Myrica californica  
Myrica californica - myrica  

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