Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1226215

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: August 16, 2019
Date notes: Sunny, breezy, warm but not hot, low humidity
Submitted by: annielynn30
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on the ground in an open wooded area. Not very active. Collected by scooping into a small jar. Appears to have been dropping hairs while being photographed. Quite small; no more than and inch long. No tufts of longer hairs noted.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Jackson County