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Rusty Tussock Moth

Orgyia antiqua

Description:

A profusion of eggs located on the bud of a Maple tree. White with darker middle eggs are clustered in rows. The average female moth will lay 100 to 200 eggs in its brief lifetime.

Habitat:

Eggs on the tips of tree buds.

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4 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Agreed. Orgyia leucostigma is a similar species, but the eggs are more foamy-looking. You're welcome :)

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Orgyia antiqua, Rusty Tussock Moth. Pretty sure of this ID. thank you.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Cool spotting! Looks like the eggs were laid by a flightless female moth after emerging from her cocoon and mating. The eggs are laid right on the cocoon. Are you sure of the ID? I don't know much about Datana ranaeceps, but to me, this resembles Orgyia sp.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Four, very beautiful, and very interesting photos....beautiful, Moth eggs....

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Mar 23, 2018
Submitted on Mar 23, 2018

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