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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May 19, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States May 21, 2016 Details
May 10, 2016 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 10, 2016 Details
June 17, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada March 24, 2016 Details
June 20, 2014 curtis.lehman Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States February 22, 2016 Details
May 29, 2009 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States February 16, 2016 Details
June 17, 2014 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States January 31, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2016 Details
June 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 19, 2015 Details
July 29, 2014 doris potter Quebec, Canada December 04, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 ortonm Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States November 21, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 Jennifer Jilks Ontario, Canada November 13, 2015 Details
July 23, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada November 13, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 08, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 Pleurastic Licking County, Ohio, United States October 31, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 Shannon77 Oakland County, Michigan, United States October 25, 2015 Details
October 26, 2013 doublej McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States October 18, 2015 Details
October 11, 2015 Fred Cohrs Morgan County, West Virginia, United States October 14, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 ottalla Montgomery County, Virginia, United States October 08, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 jrdpa Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States October 08, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 dendroica5 Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States September 30, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Matthew Lehman) York County, Pennsylvania, United States September 30, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States September 23, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 lsuswimmer Ohio, United States September 23, 2015 Details
September 19, 2015 Dave Fairall Floyd County, Virginia, United States September 23, 2015 Details
September 20, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 21, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States September 15, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 DebbieMM Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States September 13, 2015 Details
September 12, 2015 cgarvey17 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States September 12, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 John LeBlanc Augusta County, Virginia, United States August 31, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 pavelmelnichuk Monroe County, New York, United States August 23, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 tjrickert Preston County, West Virginia, United States August 18, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 Krysia Warren County, New Jersey, United States August 06, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 JackDewey Saratoga County, New York, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 CathK Albany County, New York, United States July 29, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 jrdpa Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 Tuffnut1963 Passaic County, New Jersey, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 joseph92 Bedford County, Virginia, United States July 20, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Krysia Warren County, New Jersey, United States July 06, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 digginflowers Page County, Virginia, United States July 02, 2015 Details
May 22, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 Jeremy Martin Chautauqua County, New York, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 doriesw Clinton County, New York, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 09, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States June 08, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States June 04, 2015 Details