Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1249654

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: April 29, 2020
Submitted by: Jebflutterby
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was on my garage door, in a residential area with mixed native and non-native vegetation about a quarter mile from the coast. Temp in the 70's. Nearby trees and shrubs: maple, toyon, box elder, plum, flowering currant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County