Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae, Tribe Arctiini, (Tiger moths) Also known as Pale Tiger Moth. Full length up to 35 mm. Long tuft like hairs, variable coloring from yellowish and orange to dark gray. Extra long "hair pencils" occur at front and rear of caterpillar. Black head. Feeds on variety of bushes and trees such as grape, willow, ash, blueberry and walnut.
Open woodlands, lawn/woodlands edge.
No serious damage is reported for these late summer feeders.
Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61
Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012
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