|Common name: Spotted tussock moth.
Hodges #: 8214.
Identification: Rfw 20.1 mm, fw transverse shades of yellow and
brown; thoracic vestiture of long hair-scales..
Similar species: 8129, 8211,
8203, 9449, 9450.
Distribution: southern Canada, western U.S., eastward across Canada
and northern U.S. to Atlantic, southward in Appalachians to SC and KY,
(Canadian and Transition zones).
Hosts: larvae have been reported from a variety of deciduous trees:
Acer-- maple, Betula-- birch, Populus-- poplar,
cottonwood, Quercus-- oaks, Salix-- willow, Tilia--
MN, Polk Co., Agassiz Dunes SNA. T147N, R44W
Sec. 19. Hg/UV lt. 11- VI- 1998. coll. G. Fauske.
MN, Hubbard Co., pic. John Weber.