Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1093460

Douglas Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia pseudotsugata

Observation date: July 24, 2016
Submitted by: joneskt8
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found it at the Renaissance festival in Larkspur, CO after a rain storm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: December 11, 2017
Coordinator notes: I recognize this as the larvae of the Douglas Fir Tussock Moth, which in numbers can kill large sections of forest.
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, United States, Colorado