Rusty Tussock Moth, Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lymantriidae
Genus: Orgyia
Species: antiqua

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Goldsboro, North Carolina

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On Sep 20, 2009, errico from Heerhugowaard
Netherlands wrote:

I found the caterpillar on the black berries plant on beginning of September. I left it eat there for few days and then put it in a jar to show the kids the cocoon and (hopefully) the adult moth. After 5 days it started building the cocoon. After 7 days the moth came out. Kids were a bit disappointed: it was the wingless female...