Insects and Spiders - native

Silver Spotted Tiger Moth (Lophocampa argentata) on May 10, 2024

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Description of specimen

Rusty orange hair, and black and rusty orange back, with a group of black hair on its head or butt.


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
May 20, 2024, 5:47 a.m.