Typical member of the small European and New World lepidopteran family Liparidae (formerly Lymantriidae). The large, hairy larvae of most species have hair tufts, or tussocks; many have stinging hairs. Several species, including the gypsy moth, browntail moth, satin moth, and nun moth, damage trees. The larvae feed on foliage, sometimes foraging from a silken tent or a colonial nest of webbed leaves. Larvae pupate in a cocoon attached to a tree branch or trunk. Adult females range from white to brown; some, such as the white-marked tussock moth, are wingless. Seealso moth.
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Occurrence of Diapause and the Role of Andropogon Bicornis (Poaceae) Tussocks on the Seasonal Abundance and Mortality of Tibraca Limbativentris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Dec 01, 2012; The role of grass tussocks as shelter for invertebrates has long been documented (Pearce 1948; Luff 1966). Vegetation...
TREE-DAMAGING CATERPILLAR OUTBREAK IN SPOKANE COUNTY AND NORTHERN IDAHO FOREST LANDOWNERS SHOULD LOOK FOR SIGNS OF DOUGLAS-FIR TUSSOCK MOTH.
Jan 20, 2011; OLYMPIA, WA -- The following information was released by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR): In the...