Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311379

Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata

Observation date: September 18, 2020
Submitted by: N_Santill
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found as a caterpillar feeding on a Douglas spirea bush on 9/18/20 at Tennant Lake, Ferndale Washington. The caterpillar was collected alive, raised in a terrarium, and pupated over the winter, emerging as an adult sometime around 5/8/21.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: September 12, 2021
Coordinator notes: I changed the sighting type to caterpillar, since this is what the orginal field observation was based on.
Checklist region(s): Whatcom County, Washington, United States