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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
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
August 25, 2013 Boba Juneau Borough, Alaska, United States September 26, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Geoff Urwin Saskatchewan, Canada September 21, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 beteo Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States September 19, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 dendroica5 Washington County, Maine, United States September 16, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada September 12, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada September 12, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada September 12, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 Josiah Gilbert San Mateo County, California, United States September 12, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 John Barry Clatsop County, Oregon, United States September 09, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 John Ashley Flathead County, Montana, United States September 03, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 Edible New Brunswick, Canada August 29, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada August 25, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 Sammer4u Pierce County, Washington, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 08, 2013 KStuart King County, Washington, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 christobo Clark County, Washington, United States July 27, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 Callacocat Clark County, Washington, United States July 03, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 fmgee British Columbia, Canada June 20, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada June 11, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 curtis.lehman Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States June 09, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 Scotiaspinner Nova Scotia, Canada June 07, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 30, 2013 Details
May 03, 2013 ilana071 Ontario, Canada May 18, 2013 Details
February 18, 2013 philandjessicasmith Wrangell-Petersburg Borough, Alaska, United States February 27, 2013 Details
February 05, 2013 Jasonis3now Bonner County, Idaho, United States February 18, 2013 Details
August 21, 2012 cphenly Keweenaw County, Michigan, United States February 08, 2013 Details
June 16, 2012 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 07, 2013 Details
August 21, 2011 Terra.Bell21 Weber County, Utah, United States December 06, 2012 Details
August 26, 2012 cstinett Utah County, Utah, United States December 06, 2012 Details
September 03, 2012 admack2004 Alberta, Canada November 07, 2012 Details
October 12, 2012 John Barry King County, Washington, United States October 15, 2012 Details
August 13, 2012 JenGaines Pierce County, Washington, United States October 09, 2012 Details