Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1250808

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: May 30, 2020
Date notes: I don't remember the exact time of the observation. I think it was in the afternoon.
Submitted by: cspier
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is the 3rd or 4th time I have seen this type of caterpillar in my garden. There were 2 of them on different leaves on my Hansen bush cherry, and this one today was on a leaf of one of my blueberry plants. I noticed the ones on the bush cherry because there was brown on the twig end by the leaf each was on.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Placer County