Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1126175

Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua

Observation date: July 11, 2017
Submitted by: Louise Bennett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In Oregon City, Oregon - Clackamas county -This Caterpillar was sighted on our deck rail. I have seen a moth/butterfly fly out of the hanging pot with petunias in it. Could not describe the moth but I did see that it was brown. The pot is just above where the caterpillar was. Do we need to report this sighting to our county extension agent?
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: March 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Clackamas County