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Lophocampa maculata (Spotted Tussock Moth) - Lophocampa maculata

Lophocampa maculata (Spotted Tussock Moth) - Lophocampa maculata
Alpine Loop, American Fork Canyon, Timpanogos Mountain , Utah County, Utah, USA
September 28, 2009

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Just saw your photo. It is Lo
Just saw your photo. It is Lophocampa maculata, looks like a late instar (4th or most likely 5th). I am doing a research project on this species and your photo is of great interest to me. Please contact me at the email with this comment or at kgs@lclark.edu. I am a biochemist at Lewis & Clark College. I would like to get some further information on the individual in the photograph. Thanks.

Lophocampa genus?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/164756

Looks to be in the Tiger moth family, but the pics i found seem to be more yellow in the middle band, but the link has a one that is pretty similar to yours.
neat find!
B

 
I believe you are correct.
My caterpillar books says that the Lophocampa maculata (Spotted Tussock Moth) has approximately 5 yellow-orange to red segments bounded by black segments at either end of the body. The following guide page shows one that is more red in color. http://bugguide.net/node/view/139081/bgpage

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