Definite Tussock Moth (Orgyia definite)

Definite Tussock Moth (Orgyia definita).

The Definite Tussock Moth is a moth of the family Erebidae found from Minnesota to New Brunswick and south to South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Total Length 15-17mm. Grayish brown FW of male has sharply defined AM and PM lines, often edged with wide brown bands. Outer ST line is marked with a row of black dashes. Inner ST line has a bold white crescent. Female (not shown) is wingless.

Hosts: Deciduous trees, including basswood, birch, oak, and maple.

Note: Two broods.

Definite Tussock Moth

 

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