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Species Orgyia leuschneri - Box-elder Tussock Moth - Hodges#8315

Wet Beaver Canyon Caterpillar - Orgyia leuschneri Furry Caterpillar - Orgyia leuschneri Furry Caterpillar - Orgyia leuschneri Furry Yellow Caterpillar - Orgyia leuschneri Caterpillar - Orgyia leuschneri Box-elder Tussock Moth caterpilar - Orgyia leuschneri Box-elder Tussock Moth Caterpillar at Wet Beaver Creek - Orgyia leuschneri Box-elder Tussock Moth Caterpillar at Wet Beaver Creek - Orgyia leuschneri
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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 Orgyia
Species leuschneri (Box-elder Tussock Moth - Hodges#8315 )
Hodges Number
8315
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orgyia leuschneri Riotte, 1972
Early publications listed several subspecies but they are not mentioned in the 2010 checklist. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930167
Numbers
There are ten named Orgyia species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Range
Arizona to New Mexico and Utah. (2), (3), (4)
Food
Larval host include box elder, Acer negundo. (5)
See Also
Orgyia definita which have yellow heads and are found in eastern North America

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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1978. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 22.2. p. 79; pl. 8.47-48, A.10-12. (6)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Survey of Utah Moth Species
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.2. Noctuoidea, Lymantriidae
D. C. Ferguson. 1978. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.