Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 916499

Douglas Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia pseudotsugata

Observation date: August 15, 2013
Submitted by: NewMexiJoe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar favors wood logs, wood decks in Sacramento mountains of New Mexico.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: April 29, 2014
Coordinator notes: Great find! First for the state. Please keep an eye out for these in the future.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Otero County