May 14, 2017White-Marked Tussock Moth – (Orgyia leucostigma)

Photograph of a White-Marked Tussock Moth - (Orgyia leucostigma)
White-Marked Tussock Moth – (Orgyia leucostigma)

Ginger spotted this colorful fellow on the deck. Checking online I discovered, as we suspected, that handling it wasn’t a good idea, as they can cause a rash.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t keep still on a leaf long enough for me to get a picture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgyia_leucostigma

Photograph of a White-Marked Tussock Moth - (Orgyia leucostigma)
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