Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 853123

Tephra Tussock Moth
Dasychira tephra

Observation date: April 23, 2013
Submitted by: Stuart Marcus
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Trinity River Refuge HQ building under white light.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 25, 2013
Coordinator notes: From the photos I reviewed on Moth Photographers Group and bug guide, most specimens of this species have a wide black streak length-wise from the basal area across each wing, however some do not. The remaining overall wing marking pattern looks spot-on to all of those with the streak and there are some photos of this species without that broad black streak. One photo in particular on bug guide looks very much like the subject sighting. http://bugguide.net/node/view/186386 This species has been documented around the area of the sighting.
Checklist region(s): United States, Liberty County, Texas