This fuzzy moth was found on the wall of our house. I thought at first that it must be a Tussock Moth, but it turns out to have been a Prominent Moth. Both generally have fuzzy forelegs.
Common Name: a type of Prominent Moth
Scientific Name: Notodonta torva
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Anthropoda (Anthropods)
Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Family: Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Species: torva (Notodonta torva)
I wish I could have seen the larva. It is very interesting with a hard smooth head that is white with black spots. As well as ringed spots and a bright orange bump on its tail.
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