Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1291698

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: May 24, 2021
Submitted by: Indianagirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This beautiful moth has chosen to place her eggs on a picture frame next to my front door. I would like to know what type of moth she is. I have no intention of disturbing her of her eggs. She's beautiful. The front of our home is in full shade with hosta plants, English ivy, coral bells, lily of the valley and impatiens in our flower beds. The picture frame is protected by an overhang that would prevent her from getting wet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: May 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Indiana, Allen County