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Hickory Tussock Moth

Lophocampa caryae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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