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Fir Tussock Moth

Orgyia detrita

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Fir Tussock Moth
Orgyia detrita


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Catta Pilosa
Catta Pilosa 5 years ago

My second (educated) guess would be the white-marked tussock moth, which looks somewhat similar.
This is what Bug Guide had to say about it:
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Orgyia detrita (fir tussock) caterpillar is similar in coloration to Orgyia leucostigma (white-marked tussock), but "the sides of the body are gray and supraspiracular warts are orange; the black middorsal stripe is flanked by yellow spots on A4-A7

Catta Pilosa
Catta Pilosa 5 years ago

I searched online for quite a while before finding a tussock moth caterpillar that resembled yours. I believe that this is a Fir Tussock Moth (Orgyia detrita), but I am not certain. The range is a bit off for your area.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/50667

Jack Ruddat
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Jack Ruddat

Nevada, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2015

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