Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1184029

Definite Tussock Moth
Orgyia definita

Observation date: August 25, 2018
Submitted by: Meghan 1984
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Crawls very fast. Briefly put in a cup with clovers and grass and found it's way out quickly. I put it back in with maple leaves and it looked much more interested in that and actually didn't try to leave. Found near maple tree.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 30, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Carroll County, United States, New Hampshire