Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 911957

Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua

Observation date: July 23, 2013
Submitted by: Mike fish
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this on a Begonia plant with lots of others. Dry, hot day (about 24 degrees C). It didn't seem to like the plant leaf I put it on. It rolled up into a ball when I touched or moved it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Jim Edsall
Verified date: July 24, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador