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Species Dasychira vagans - Variable Tussock Moth - Hodges#8294

Moth - Dasychira vagans Army worm moth? - Dasychira vagans Erebidae, larva - Dasychira vagans Erebidae, cocoon - Dasychira vagans Dasychira vagans Fir Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Dasychira vagans Moth observed 7-24-2019 7:12 pm Lamoille, Elko County, Nevada - Dasychira vagans - male Dasychira vagans? - Dasychira vagans
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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 Dasychira
Species vagans (Variable Tussock Moth - Hodges#8294)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Explanation of Names
Latin for "wandering, varying"
Males - forewing length 14 - 18 mm (1)
Females - forewing length 22 - 24 mm
larva feed on a variety of broadleaved hosts
Life Cycle
larva, cocoon in leaves, adult, spent pupa
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.