New York Natural Heritage Program
Pine Tussock Moth
Dasychira pinicola (Dyar, 1911)

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is confined to Long Island and its vicinity (Schweitzer 1998).

Global Distribution [-]
Data on the global distribution of the Pine Tussock Moth is not well documented. It is known from Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Ontario (NatureServe 2010). Although it is rare in New York, it is considered a pest species in Minnesota, where it is responsible for the defoliation of jack pine forests (H. McGuinness, personal communication).
Best Places to See
• Dwarf Pine Plains (Suffolk County)