Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Definite Tussock Moth
Orgyia definita Packard, [1865]

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Identification: Forewing dark grayish brown, with relatively sharp black markings in upper st. area. Note thin, black costal patch with black and gray streaks below it, near forewing apex. St. line usually sharp, accented by white spot near bottom. Hindwing dark brown, almost black. Wings absent in female.
Wing Span: 2-3.3 cm in males.
Life History:
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Comments: NULL
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