Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 740834

Western Tussock Moth
Orgyia vetusta

Observation date: August 30, 2012
Submitted by: divafern
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It's a cool day, almost feels fall-like. Dry and cool. I'm located in West Linn, Oregon -- outside of Portland. The creature was hanging out on a fallen apple outside and stayed put even when I picked up the apple and moved it around to get a better photo of it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: philipnott
Verified date: April 21, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Clackamas County