White-Marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma)

White-Marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma)

The White-Marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma) is a moth in the family Erebidae. The caterpillar is very common especially in late summer in eastern North America, extending as far west as Texas, California, and Alberta. Also found in Europe and Taiwan.

FW pattern and color are variable. Resembles Definite Tussock Moth but often is more uniformly gray or brown, usually with less obvious blackish streaks in outer ST area. Female is wingless.

Hosts: Various deciduous trees.

Note: Common

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