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White-marked Tussock Moth

Orgyia leucostigma

Description:

Similar to Orgyia definita. Females of these species can only be distinguished by identifying associated males. Wings usually grayer in male of this species median area usually paler. Blackish patch near apex smaller, with no light streaks below it. White spot accents lower st. line, as in male Orgyia definita.

Habitat:

Throughout Eastern North America.


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White-marked tussock moth
Orgyia leucostigma Orgyia leucostigma


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2 Comments

jenl52
jenl52 8 years ago

Thanks!

Latimeria
Latimeria 8 years ago

Definitely a tussock moth caterpillar.

jenl52
Spotted by
jenl52

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 43.14, Long: -87.94

Spotted on Jul 27, 2009
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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