Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288604

Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia detrita

Observation date: April 16, 2021
Submitted by: Robert Peck
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have been seeing these crawling around on the grass all over this area. Which is near Beaumont and Port Arthur Texas. I'm curious as to whether these are stinging caterpillars also whether they have any redeeming qualities as a caterpillar or a moth. Thank you
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Jefferson County