Lophocampa caryae

930370.00 — 8211 — Lophocampa caryae Harris, 1841 — Hickory Tussock Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)

Life History

Caterpillars of this species have been observed defoliating bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) on the Hunt property.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide