Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1204184

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: May 06, 2019
Submitted by: Cleverdan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: black, yellow, red. Spines and four black tuffs down the length with a tail and two antennae. Found on a metal table by an open meadow in Santa Cruz
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County