Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1134152

Douglas Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia pseudotsugata

Observation date: August 09, 2017
Submitted by: Todd Stefanic
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Outbreak of the moth has defoliated approximately 12 acres of a 32 acre Douglas fir stand on Grassy Cone. Thousands of caterpillars on the trees with females and egg masses present. No males seen during site visit. Likely is year two of the outbreak.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: August 14, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Butte County, United States, Idaho