Subject: Moth ID
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada
June 30, 2015 1:43 pm
This moth was seen in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada on May 24, 2015
If you know it’s name I’d be so happy!
Signature: Thank you…Clees
At first we thought this was a Hickory Tussock Moth, but according to BugGuide: “In Canada, this species is found only in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario. Several in New Brunswick in 2006.” We looked at related species in the genus, and now we have concluded that this is a lookalike relative, the Spotted Tussock Moth, Lophocampa maculata. According to BugGuide, it is found: “across southern Canada, western US, south in Appalachians to South Carolina, Kentucky.”