Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 549020

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

Observation date: July 31, 2011
Date notes: Caterpillar found on an American Chestnut seedling
Submitted by: mimtan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on underside of a young leaf. This leaf hadn't been eaten yet, but other leaves have been. This is an American Chestnut seedling, 16" tall now that we planted through the American Chestnut foundation this spring.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: November 22, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Dutchess County