Subject: Yellow/Brown Moth in Ohio
Location: North-east Ohio
July 7, 2012 12:14 pm
I found this beautiful critter clinging to my screen upon returning home from a long night at work, probably around 7 in the morning. It stayed there all day, greeting me again that night around 10 when I was leaving again. This was a few weeks ago, so about early to mid June. line. It wasn’t all that big though I didn’t take a measurement, less than an inch I do believe.
Signature: Crazy Moth Lady
Dear Crazy Moth Lady,
While we recognized this as a Tiger Moth, we were uncertain of the species, but upon researching BugGuide, we quickly identified it as a Hickory Tussock Moth, Lophocampa caryae. According to BugGuide: “larvae feed on leaves of ash, oak, hickory, maple, elm, and other trees (1); also hops, Virginia creeper, raspberry, rose, sumac, and blueberry.”