Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia detrita

Observation date: May 28, 2023
Submitted by: Colleen K
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: May 29, 2023
Coordinator notes: Mostly a Gulf and east coast sp.; however, MPG has a sighting on the TN - NC border and there are a few other more inland sightings. Probably expanding its range. See http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8313
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Robertson County