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White-marked Tussock Moth
Orgyia leucostigma
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Species ID 2527
Date Unknown
Location
County Calvert
Record Counts
Total 477
County 10
Source
Observer All-Time Checklist
Observer Arlene Ripley
Other
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Processed By Nancy Magnusson
A female White-marked Tussock Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland. A wingless female with egg mass laid on top of her cocoon. She has no reason to leave her cocoon as males come to her after she releases pheromones. She incorporates hair from the caterpillar stage into her cocoon.
Media by Arlene Ripley.
A female White-marked Tussock Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (0/0/0). Deceased female after laying egg mass (removed from cocoon to show detail).
Media by Arlene Ripley.