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Dasychira obliquata

(Streaked Tussock Moth)


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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Streaked Tussock Moth


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Family Lymantriidae

'The Tussock Moths are medium-sized moths, with wings that are most often brownish to grayish or white. They are often forest pests. Females are typically larger than males, and in some species the females'' wings are reduced to nubs or are nonfunctional. Both sexes have bipectinate antennae, and adult wingspan is 1.5-6.7 cm. Larvae are typically very hairy and usually have two anterior and two to three posterior long hair tufts. Stinging hairs are present in some species, such as the Browntail Moth. Larvae feed on foliage of many trees and shrubs but usually not on herbaceous plants . The Gypsy Moth is the most important of these forest pests in eastern North America.



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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Dasychira

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

D. basiflava (Yellow-Based Tussock Moth) · D. cinnamomea (Cinnamon Tussock Moth) · D. dorsipennata (Sharp-Lined Tussock Moth) · D. manto (Manto Tussock Moth) · D. meridionalis (Southern Tussock Moth) · D. obliquata (Streaked Tussock Moth) · D. pinicola (Pine Tussock Moth) · D. plagiata (Northern Pine Tussock Moth) · D. pudibunda (Pale Tussock) · D. tephra (Tephra Tussock Moth) · D. vagans (Variable Tussock Moth)

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Last Revised: 2015-01-30