Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata Harris, 1841

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Forewing deep yellow with four brown bands (usually merged); partial fifth band extends inward from costa. Partial band darkest where reniform spot normally occurs. Hindwing paler yellow, translucent, unmarked.
Wing Span: 3.5-4.3cm.
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Birches, maples, oaks, poplars, willows.
Adult Food:
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: