Tag: Tussock Moth Denver

Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth affecting pine trees in Denver

How much damage can a little moth do?

Homeowners around Denver are getting to know the Douglas-Fir Tussock moth, and it’s not a good introduction. Spruces, true firs, and Douglas-firs are dying around Denver as this little moth is making its rounds. Who is the Douglas-fir Tussock moth and how can we stop its destruction?

Douglas-Fir Tussock moth caterpillar

The caterpillars of the Douglas-fir Tussock moth (Orgyia pseudotsugata) are known for feeding on the needles of spruces,