Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1235160

White-marked Tussock Moth
Orgyia leucostigma

Observation date: September 26, 2019
Submitted by: lrb945
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I had been pruning climbing prairie roses (Rosa setigera) all day, putting the cut pieces into a large tip basket. When I picked up the basket, I saw this very colorful caterpillar on one of the rose leaves on a cut stem.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 27, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Johnson County