Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1164427

Definite Tussock Moth
Orgyia definita

Observation date: June 19, 2018
Submitted by: Lanie Bug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We think this fascinating creature crawled up our climbing clematis attached to out deck. After allowing us to observe for some time, he crawled back to clematis and cocooned himself under a leaf. We will be keeping an eye on its progress.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 22, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Stark County, United States, Ohio