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 09, 2010 curtis.lehman (Jeff Pusateri) St Lawrence County, New York, United States March 08, 2015 Details
October 08, 2013 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States March 04, 2015 Details
June 10, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States February 07, 2015 Details
September 21, 2011 Chris Carille Photography Dutchess County, New York, United States January 28, 2015 Details
June 01, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 26, 2015 Details
September 27, 2014 Gleason1Rx Hartford County, Connecticut, United States January 20, 2015 Details
August 04, 2013 tjrickert Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States January 16, 2015 Details
November 02, 2004 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 14, 2015 Details
September 27, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 07, 2015 Details
September 27, 2014 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States January 02, 2015 Details
August 02, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada December 29, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 14, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 12, 2014 Details
October 05, 2014 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States December 12, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 soggyelephant Suffolk County, New York, United States December 02, 2014 Details
October 25, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 25, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 jandtsmom Cattaraugus County, New York, United States September 26, 2014 Details
September 22, 2014 Miama13 Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 digginflowers Page County, Virginia, United States September 21, 2014 Details
August 12, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 19, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 19, 2014 Details
September 18, 2014 curtis.lehman (Chad E. Kauffman) Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States September 18, 2014 Details
May 02, 2014 curtis.lehman Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States September 12, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States September 08, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 Latenight Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States September 03, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 29, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada August 31, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 sla Ontario, Canada August 19, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 joeverica Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 todonnell Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 whitefudge Ontario, Canada August 04, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 nmccarthy Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States July 24, 2014 Details
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 lisagorn 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