Attributes of Lophocampa maculata

Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata Harris, 1841

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Forewing deep yellow with four brown bands (usually merged); partial fifth band extends inward from costa. Partial band darkest where reniform spot normally occurs. Hindwing paler yellow, translucent, unmarked.
Wing Span: 3.5-4.3cm.
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Birches, maples, oaks, poplars, willows.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Conservation:
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 19, 2016 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada July 05, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 sseagrave Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States June 27, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada June 07, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 03, 2016 Details
October 07, 2015 stevenstell Jefferson County, Colorado, United States May 22, 2016 Details
April 22, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada April 22, 2016 Details
July 12, 2015 CathK Washington County, Maine, United States December 17, 2015 Details
September 11, 2014 Beardsisin Quebec, Canada December 08, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 J_Martineau Sublette County, Wyoming, United States December 08, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 acmeacademy San Mateo County, California, United States October 17, 2015 Details
September 14, 2015 Susan Lord Nova Scotia, Canada October 11, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 11, 2015 Details
August 28, 2014 thor9008 Grand County, Colorado, United States September 11, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 larry a gordon Clallam County, Washington, United States September 06, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 pourthecoffee Park County, Montana, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 CatWhat Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada August 06, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada July 28, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 21, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 16, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 Tqless Thurston County, Washington, United States June 11, 2015 Details
May 04, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 dirb72 Multnomah County, Oregon, United States May 13, 2015 Details
March 14, 2015 jim.odonater Clatsop County, Oregon, United States March 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2012 klebo Del Norte County, California, United States February 16, 2015 Details
July 07, 2011 GwenBriar Lane County, Oregon, United States December 17, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 MisakoHill Alameda County, California, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 22, 2014 leafgirl13 Ontario, Canada September 22, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 CatWhat Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada September 20, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 nedeweese Lake County, Minnesota, United States September 04, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 03, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 03, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 dms523 King County, Washington, United States August 16, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 W. Mattson St Louis County, Minnesota, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 jim.odonater Clackamas County, Oregon, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 InjunJoe St Louis County, Minnesota, United States June 19, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2014 Details
May 23, 2014 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States May 23, 2014 Details
June 19, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 20, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 20, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
October 06, 2013 kellyoar Utah County, Utah, United States February 20, 2014 Details
August 22, 2013 growsveggies Caledonia County, Vermont, United States February 10, 2014 Details
September 19, 2008 ddodd Larimer County, Colorado, United States February 05, 2014 Details
September 01, 2013 dave lilliott Custer County, Colorado, United States January 31, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States January 21, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 12, 2013 Details
May 27, 2012 runnergal2kids Santa Cruz County, California, United States November 21, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada September 27, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 kira243779 Mono County, California, United States September 27, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 GlennR900 Juneau Borough, Alaska, United States September 26, 2013 Details