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Hickory Tussock Moth

Lophocampa caryae


Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Arctiinae, Tribe: Arctiini. (Tiger Moth). Common. Length: 20-28 mm. Peppery cream-colored FW boldly marked with irregular bands of semi-translucent spots between brown veins. Thorax has thick brown lateral stripes.


Woodland, fields, meadows, wherever host deciduous trees such as ash, elm, hickory, maple and oak are found. Came to porch light.

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2014
Submitted on Oct 21, 2014


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