Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1113994

Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia detrita

Observation date: March 22, 2017
Submitted by: Raddd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several sighted on the ceiling of my 3rd floor balcony. A mud dauber attempted to capture one, but both ended up falling on the ground, leaving the hurt caterpillar (left 2 red spots where it fell) to escape. There are roughly 5 cocoons under the gutter of the roof.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: April 08, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Sarasota County