Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Definite Tussock Moth
Orgyia definita

Observation date: October 07, 2017
Date notes: 70°F/21°C Hu100% 6mph/10kmh-ESE Night. Full moon (yesterday), but still huge & bright is glowing through thick gray clouds as it as softly raining. Calm, nice & a mild tempature with an occasional soft breeze. Wet & damp from the rain. Short sleeve comfortible weather.
Submitted by: Bkripto
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flew in to rest on a roof truss/joist beam near a porch light (1" inch/25mm/2.5km).
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 08, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Beaver County, United States, Pennsylvania