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Tussock Moth - Orgyia detrita - male

Tussock Moth - Orgyia detrita - Male
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Males are usually the first to emerge as adults and live but a few days. Appearing in April through May, males use their large bipectinate antennae to find females during the night. He homes in on her pheromones and locates her by the increasing concentration as he gets closer.

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