Insects and Spiders - native

Silver Spotted Tiger Moth (Lophocampa argentata) on May 7, 2024

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

I was cleaning my trailer, and there it was sitting on my counter. No clue where it came from


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. You can let it go.

Wyatt Williams
May 20, 2024, 5:49 a.m.