Insects and Spiders - native

Silver Spotted Tiger Moth (Lophocampa argentata) on Mar 21, 2024

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Spruce bud worm.


Thanks for your report! This is silver-spotted tiger moth, which can feed on Doug-fir, western hemlock, shore pine, Sitka spruce and other conifers. It feeds on older needles without destroying the buds and new needles. it is native species and not considered a major pest.

Wyatt Williams
March 22, 2024, 3:26 a.m.