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Photo#160639
Dasychira grisefacta - male

Dasychira grisefacta - Male
Upper Stamp River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
July 9, 2007
Only saw this one specimen briefly - in bright daylight

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Thanks for the help and for the website referral.
Libby

Dasychira grisefacta
Yes, the specimen is the Pine tussock moth (Dasychira grisefacta). It's probably a male (i think i can see a little bit of an antenna to the right side of the thorax). You can find more information on its biology in BC here: http://www.pfc.forestry.ca/entomology/defoliators/tussock_moths/pine_tussock_e.html

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