Insects and Spiders - native

Silver Spotted Tiger Moth (Lophocampa argentata) on Mar 27, 2024

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Description of specimen

I found something maybe this is called a predatory pine moth (PPM)? It is on about 4 branch toward the top of the tree.


Thank you for your report! This is a native species, the silver spotted tiger moth, Lophocampa argentata. They may defoliate branches but generally trees can recover. If the tree is a valuable one, damaged branches with caterpillars can be cut and destroyed.

Tom Valente
March 29, 2024, 3:45 a.m.