A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Hickory Tussock Moth

Lophocampa caryae


An early spring arrival for this Hickory Tussock Moth. The hind wings are usually a uniform cream color, whereas this one has dark brown veins on the upper part and some spotting on the underside (see 3rd and 4th pictures). The adults are supposedly non-feeding, although the mouthparts are present. Almost 2 cm in length. Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae.


Found on a wall under lights. Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/01/22/... http://www.carolinanature.com/moths/hick... https://www.pbase.com/laroseforest/image...

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Spotted by

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.72, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Mar 16, 2019
Submitted on Mar 16, 2019

Related Spottings

Lophocampa Lophocampa pupa Lophocampa sp. Caterpillar Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Nearby Spottings

Leafhopper Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph Flaming Orange Plaque Fungi Oak Tree