Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229597

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: May 02, 2018
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar was common on many trees including oaks and maples, and when it was matured enough to make its cocoon, it would drop off the tree and find a corner to spin its cocoon in.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.