Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 936575

Yellow-based Tussock Moth
Dasychira basiflava

Observation date: August 09, 2013
Submitted by: NorthwoodsBirder
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to light at our northern Minnesota home. I submitted it to BugGuide and someone there thought it was a Yellow-based Tussock moth. I realize that Tussock Moths are quite variable and the range for this one (in Peterson's book) doesn't extend to northern Minnesota. For these reasons, I'm submitting it to BAMONA for a second opinion.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: December 09, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Itasca County