Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142357

Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia detrita

Observation date: September 19, 2017
Submitted by: Mkm
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Beautiful sunny 80° afternoon sitting at an outside cafe in Buffalo, N.Y. planters of marigolds and lavender outside. Otherwise ,trees planted along Main st..Mostly sidewalks. The caterpillar was found crawling on our menu at Raclettes. We placed it in the planters. It was very active throughout our meal.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Erie County