Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1220587

Douglas Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia pseudotsugata

Observation date: July 28, 2019
Date notes: McCall, Idaho on the deck of a cabin during a Yoga Retreat.
Submitted by: Jo4dragonfly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I took video, but this guy moved pretty quickly across a yoga bolster. McCall has been in the mid to high 80's this weekend with scattered clouds. It has been quite warm. I've never seen such a decorated caterpillar before- and caught my attention from across the deck. I thought at first this was a bug or wasp, until I moved closer. What a delightful surprise!
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: December 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Valley County