Orgyia leucostigma

930168.00 — 8316 — Orgyia leucostigma (Smith, 1797) — White-marked Tussock Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)

Sex Differences

Female wingless.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p. 80; pl. 7.22-46, A.13-14. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.21m; p. 276. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide