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October 2008 - Silver-spotted Tiger Moth
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Silver-spotted Tiger Moth, Lophocampa argentata
Silver-spotted Tiger Moth, Lophocampa argentata
There are over 11,000 species of Tiger moths around the world. They are characterized by their broad wings and stout, furry bodies. The Silver-spotted Tiger Moth is one found in parts of western North America. It's a fascinating looking moth.
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Silver-spotted Tiger Moth, Lophocampa argentata
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The larva defoliates trees, but doesn't usually kill them. The main host is the Douglas-fir but other trees such as Lodge Pole Pine and Sitka Spruce are also on the menu. 

You'll find the Silver-spotted Tiger Moth in any of the areas from
British Columbia to California and east where these host trees are available.
Silver-spotted Tiger Moth Caterpillar

To learn more about butterflies and moths, visit our Visual Bug Guide.

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