Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Phaegopterini

Lophocampa maculata (Harris 1841)

Common name: Spotted tussock moth.

Hodges #: 8214.

Identification: Rfw 20.1 mm, fw transverse shades of yellow and brown; thoracic vestiture of long hair-scales.. 

Similar species: 8129, 8211, 8203, 9449, 9450.

Distribution: southern Canada, western U.S., eastward across Canada and northern U.S. to Atlantic, southward in Appalachians to SC and KY, (Canadian and Transition zones).

Hosts: larvae have been reported from a variety of deciduous trees: Acer-- maple, Betula-- birch, Populus-- poplar, cottonwood, Quercus-- oaks, Salix-- willow, Tilia-- basswood.


MN, Polk Co.,  Agassiz Dunes SNA. T147N, R44W  Sec. 19.  Hg/UV lt.  11- VI- 1998.  coll. G. Fauske.

MN, Hubbard Co.,  pic. John Weber.






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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