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mystery moth
Location: Hoquiam, Washington, The United States
July 11, 2011 4:54 pm
My 9 year old daughter Phoenix caught this specimen. She tells me it’s not in Acorn and Sheldon’s ”Bugs of Washington and Oregon”. Can anyone identify this moth?
Signature: Kelly & Phoenix Fire Hogaboom

Spotted Tussock Moth

Dear Kelly and Phoenix Fire,
This is a Spotted Tussock Moth,
Lophocampa maculata, and though it is a far ranging species, the closest matching image we could find on bugGuide was also from Washington.

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