Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282746

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: August 31, 2018
Submitted by: CelestiHel
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on my car beneath a couple of large Black Locust trees with nearby Maples. Habitat is mixed farmland, outdoor rec fields, wetland, and woodland. Was soaked in dew and only about 1/2 in long.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 31, 2020
Coordinator notes: It's a little difficult to be certain from this photo as to whether this is H. tessellaris or L. caryae, but the dorsal black marks point to this being the latter.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Chittenden County