Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1249403

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: May 22, 2020
Submitted by: bobbeecher
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Western tussock moth (?) caterpillar found crawling on steel member of the Canyon View Bridge in Hidden Fall Regional Park, Placer County, CA. Interesting coloring of tussocks: Orange, Yellow, White, White.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Placer County