Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1176614

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: August 04, 2018
Submitted by: dburrell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This individual appeared on the door of my house during the day and was still present nearby at 10:00 PM. Though it had obviously moved it, it was no more than one foot from where I first saw it. This day was clear and sunny during the afternoon with temperatures reaching 88 degrees F. Temperature was 76 F when the photos were taken.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 05, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Kanawha County, United States, West Virginia