Location: Hoquiam, Washington, The United States
July 11, 2011 4:54 pm
My 9 year old daughter Phoenix caught this specimen. She tells me it’s not in Acorn and Sheldon’s ”Bugs of Washington and Oregon”. Can anyone identify this moth?
Signature: Kelly & Phoenix Fire Hogaboom
Dear Kelly and Phoenix Fire,
This is a Spotted Tussock Moth, Lophocampa maculata, and though it is a far ranging species, the closest matching image we could find on bugGuide was also from Washington.