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Tussock moth

Tussock moth, type of moth belonging to the Lymantriidae family. Caterpillars of the species have brightly colored hair, but adults are whitish-gray in color. Some varieties, such as the gypsy moth, were brought to the United States from Europe. Tussock moths often cause extensive damage to trees and orchards.

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