Attributes of Lophocampa caryae

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae Harris, 1841

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Forewing yellow with brown shading and bands of translucent white spots representing usual lines. Hindwing very pale, translucent yellow, unmarked.
Wing Span: 3.7-5.5 cm.
Life History: Females lay batches of eggs. Early instars stay together in clusters; later instars are not found in groups.
Flight: May-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Ashes, elms, hickories, maples, oaks, and other trees.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia to North Carolina mountains, west to Ontario, Wisconsin, and Texas. Absent from much of midwestern part of range.
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June 15, 2014 kevtechno Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 05, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 05, 2011 lgorn Otsego County, New York, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 cc.pelletier New London County, Connecticut, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 05, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Miama13 Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States June 20, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 19, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 ilsa_jule Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States June 13, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 LauraMaskell Ontario, Canada June 10, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 fluffberger Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States June 08, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States May 31, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Latenight Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2014 Details
May 19, 2014 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States May 27, 2014 Details
July 27, 2013 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States April 12, 2014 Details
June 12, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States March 09, 2014 Details
September 23, 2013 klavierabend Orange County, New York, United States February 19, 2014 Details
June 10, 2013 Jeremy Martin Allegany County, New York, United States February 19, 2014 Details
August 30, 2013 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States February 15, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 curtis.lehman (Stephen Kloiber) Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States February 08, 2014 Details
June 11, 2013 Countrysmama Ingham County, Michigan, United States January 29, 2014 Details
July 29, 2013 James Fox Oakland County, Michigan, United States November 15, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 curtis.lehman Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States November 10, 2013 Details
September 23, 2013 mizzamanda Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States October 13, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 CathK Albany County, New York, United States October 10, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States October 10, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 bonniejeanne616 Cheboygan County, Michigan, United States October 10, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 T.A.J. Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States October 05, 2013 Details
September 30, 2013 Hojosharley@aol.com Carroll County, Maryland, United States October 04, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 Cecily Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States September 29, 2013 Details
September 27, 2013 Taurid Ontario, Canada September 28, 2013 Details
September 26, 2013 juliereid Ontario, Canada September 27, 2013 Details
September 24, 2013 champ Ontario, Canada September 24, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 kenborg Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States September 08, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 Edible New Brunswick, Canada August 29, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 27, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 mmwm Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States August 26, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 jessicad824 Patrick County, Virginia, United States August 07, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 Bowbender Ashland County, Ohio, United States July 26, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 davmcnaugh Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2013 Details
September 14, 2012 Cherylee Black New Brunswick, Canada July 02, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 jessmacmillan Rensselaer County, New York, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 16, 2013 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States June 24, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States June 23, 2013 Details
May 26, 2011 groehm Van Wert County, Ohio, United States June 23, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 16, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 mskayak Washington County, Maine, United States June 11, 2013 Details