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Species Orgyia vetusta - Western Tussock Moth - Hodges#8309

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Orgyia
Species vetusta (Western Tussock Moth - Hodges#8309)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orgyia vetusta Boisduval, 1852
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
western (CA, WA) (1)
Life Cycle
Larva, mating pair:
Internet References
Life History of Western Tussock Moths, Orgyia vetusta with Parasitoid Activity - Great photos and info from Joyce Gross at University of California at Berkeley.