Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1328404

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: June 17, 2022
Submitted by: sheilakelch
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Has been hot and humid last few days..til this evening in which temp dropped from 85 degrees to 70 degrees with gusty winds. I live in residential area but in apt complex with a very bright security light right above my back porch. Also next to wooded area with several kinds of trees. Black Walnut tree is right next to my porch. Beautiful and Friendly...didn't want to let go of my finger. Had to Share!
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: June 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Pennsylvania, Blair County