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930161.008309Orgyia vetusta Boisduval, 1852 – Western Tussock Moth

Gary McDonald - DNA
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Synonymy: Orgyia vetusta Boisduval, 1852
Orgyia gulosa Edwards, 1881
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p. 65; pl. 8.14-27. order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.18m, 49.19f; p. 276. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Orgyia vetusta
Joyce Gross
Orgyia vetusta
Joyce Gross - f.
Orgyia vetusta
Joyce Gross - m.
Orgyia vetusta
25mm – Chris Grinter
Orgyia vetusta
26mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Orgyia vetusta
Aaron Schusteff LG

Orgyia vetusta
Aaron Schusteff LG

Orgyia vetusta
Don Loarie LG

Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Ceanothus cuneatus LG
and Arctostaphylos manzanita
Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Adenostoma fasciculatum, LG
and Quercus wislizenii and berberidifolia
Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Ceanothus cuneatus LG
and Quercus wislizenii and berberidifolia
Orgyia vetusta
Hartmut Wisch


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