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Species Dasychira plagiata - Northern Pine Tussock Moth - Hodges#8304

Northern Pine Tussock, 8304 - Dasychira plagiata  8304 – Dasychira plagiata – Northern Pine Tussock Moth  - Dasychira plagiata - male Northern Pine Tussock Moth - Dasychira plagiata - female Dasychira plagiata - female Dasychira plagiata - female Pennsylvania Moth - Dasychira plagiata - female Dasychira plagiata Dasychira plagiata - male
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Classification
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 Dasychira
Species plagiata (Northern Pine Tussock Moth - Hodges#8304)
Hodges Number
8304
Other Common Names
Northern Conifer Tussock Moth
Chenille à houppes grises - En français… Ilze V-G.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dasychira plagiata (Walker, 1865)
Phylogenetic sequence #930156
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Balsam Bir, Eastern Hemlock, Eastern Larch, Eastern White Pine, spruces, but usually avoid the "hard pines".
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Pacific Northwest Moths – detailed description & images of pinned adults
Forest Pests--photo of caterpillar