Attributes of Orgyia definita

Definite Tussock Moth
Orgyia definita Packard, [1865]

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Identification: Forewing dark grayish brown, with relatively sharp black markings in upper st. area. Note thin, black costal patch with black and gray streaks below it, near forewing apex. St. line usually sharp, accented by white spot near bottom. Hindwing dark brown, almost black. Wings absent in female.
Wing Span: 2-3.3 cm in males.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 03, 2016 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States November 13, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada November 12, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 AJ Trently Hickman County, Tennessee, United States October 10, 2016 Details
July 16, 2014 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States October 09, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 Jim Eckert Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 Dave Webb Harford County, Maryland, United States September 17, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 Colin Gillette Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada August 19, 2016 Details
August 18, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada August 18, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States June 09, 2016 Details
June 29, 2013 Sastro Worcester County, Maryland, United States June 03, 2016 Details
October 02, 2014 Sastro Worcester County, Maryland, United States May 30, 2016 Details
September 22, 2014 Sastro Worcester County, Maryland, United States April 29, 2016 Details
July 01, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 23, 2015 Details
October 21, 2015 disteffv Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States October 26, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States October 18, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States October 12, 2015 Details
September 17, 2015 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States October 08, 2015 Details
October 02, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States October 06, 2015 Details
September 20, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States September 21, 2015 Details
September 19, 2015 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States September 20, 2015 Details
August 12, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 18, 2015 Details
September 17, 2015 Howell_Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States September 18, 2015 Details
September 16, 2015 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States September 18, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada September 10, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2015 Details
August 13, 2015 Carolynyb Howard County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 csclancy Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 TJL Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States June 20, 2015 Details
September 07, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States May 01, 2015 Details
October 27, 2014 AllenRatz Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States February 17, 2015 Details
September 29, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States February 09, 2015 Details
September 06, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 09, 2015 Details
August 30, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada February 04, 2015 Details
October 12, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 04, 2015 Details
October 12, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 04, 2015 Details
August 23, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States January 31, 2015 Details
October 11, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 17, 2015 Details
October 02, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 14, 2015 Details
October 09, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 14, 2015 Details
September 30, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 09, 2015 Details
October 28, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States January 08, 2015 Details
September 20, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 07, 2015 Details
September 26, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 06, 2015 Details
September 18, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 30, 2014 Details
September 13, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 20, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 14, 2014 Details