Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: April 16, 2012
Submitted by: dodgeworth
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in backyard in Fallbrook California. It was crawling along on top of a tarp underneath a live oak tree. Other plants in the area are sycamore tree, grass, roses and tomato. There is also a citrus tree nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BAMONA (Paul W. Schaefer)
Verified date: June 04, 2012
Coordinator notes: Original notes: Could be cana but I have a pretty good match with antiqua. Re-evaluated as O. vetusta.
Checklist region(s): San Diego County, California, United States