Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1077743

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: March 29, 2016
Date notes: I have seen this little guy before. Past couple weeks i saw him once. This is the second time.
Submitted by: Maygwenz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I live in an apartment complex. We have some bushes and some vines. The caterpillar moves faster than expected.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County