Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282772

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: September 12, 2012
Submitted by: CelestiHel
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on my west facing porch near large Black Locust trees with nearby Maples. Habitat is mixed farmland, outdoor rec fields, wetland, and woodland. They always tend to start life very starkly black and white but as they get bigger they appear more cream/brownish
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 31, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Chittenden County