Orgyia leucostigma – White-marked Tussock Moth

Hodges # 8316

Caterpillar foods: many hardwood trees and conifers – cherry, apple, birch, elm, hackberry, hickory, oak, rose, willow

Females have no wings.

6/15/2009  found eating Wild Black Cherry leaves (Prunus serotina).

Orgyia leucostigma

 

6/20/2009

Orgyia leucostigma larva

 

7/1/2009  it pupated.    It covered the pupa with a layer of silk with some black hairs mixed in.

Orgyia leucostigma pupa

 

7/7/2009   Male moth emerged.

Orgyia leucostigma adult male

 

7/3/2011

Orgyia leucostigma 7-3-11 1

 

9/8/2011

Orgyia leucostigma 9-8-11 1

 

7/10/2013

 

9/9/2012

 

9/14/2015

 

9/16/2016

 

9/26/2014

 

10/1/2014

 

7/29/2017