Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 929844

Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua

Observation date: September 11, 2013
Submitted by: swittwa
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: observed around 10 moths flying around the large leaf maple trunk and on & off of the moss growing on the trunk of the tree. This section of the tree trunk had sunlight on it. All the moths were very active, constantly moving. The numbers lessened but behavior continued as the sun shifted higher up the tree trunk.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: September 16, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Snohomish County