Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1060817

White-marked Tussock Moth
Orgyia leucostigma

Observation date: August 14, 2015
Submitted by: Gailz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I spotted this this morning on an old hemerocallis leaf in my garden in Iowa City IA. Nearby plantings include Lilium, Baptisia, Thalictrums, and spiderwort, as well as various weeds and violets. The day was warm, sunny, and generaly very dry.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 31, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa