Spotted Tussock Moth
( Lophocampa maculata )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Lophocampa maculata
(Harris, 1841)
Common Name:Spotted Tussock Moth
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Arctiidae
Subfamily:Arctiinae
Tribe:Arctiini
Genus:Lophocampa
Taxon Code:LEP01650
ITIS TSN#:117308

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Palace of Fine Arts, Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco
County:San Francisco County
ECI Site#:CA38000000

RECOGNITION
Adult: forewing yellow with four brown bands, usually merged; partial fifth band extends inward from costa; partial band darkest where reniform spot normally occurs; hindwing pale yellow, translucent, unmarked. Larva: black at both ends with 4 or 5 yellow or orange abdominal segments; numerous thin white lashes arise from black segments; yellow abdominal band broken by black or sometimes red middorsal tufts.
Wingspan
35-45 mm.

BIOLOGY
Habitat
Forests with hostplants (deciduous trees).
Active Period
Adults fly from May to July; larvae from July to September.
Flight Period
Adults fly from May to July.
Range
Across southern Canada, western US, south in Appalachians to South Carolina, Kentucky

HABITAT
Forests with hostplants (deciduous trees).

CREDITS
Photographer
Rita LeRoy

REFERENCES
  • Species Lophocampa maculata - Spotted Tussock Moth - Hodges#8214. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/5241). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#117308


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