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Genus Lophocampa

Spotted Tussock Moth - Lophocampa maculata - female Caterpillar - Lophocampa argentata Another unknown  Lophocampa image - Lophocampa argentata Lophocampa maculata? - Lophocampa argentata Caterpillar - Lophocampa argentata Lophocampa maculata Wooly catapiller - Lophocampa caryae Hickory Tussock Moth - Lophocampa caryae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Lophocampa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lophocampa Harris, 1841
Explanation of Names
From Greek lopho a crest or tuft plus campa "a bending"; or a caterpillar (1).
Numbers lists 11 species for North America

annulosa (Walker, 1855)
argentata (Packard, 1864)
caryae Harris, 1841
indistincta (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)
ingens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
maculata Harris, 1841
mixta (Neumoegen, 1882)
pura (Neumoegen, 1882)
roseata (Walker, 1866)
significans (Hy. Edwards, 1888)
sobrina (Stretch, 1872)
A lot of taxonomic shuffling in this and similar genera. Some species previously placed in Halysidota, variously spelled Halisidota or Halesidota, as far as I can tell.
Print References
Borror, entries for lopho, campa (1)
Internet References
Candadian Biodiversity--images of L. argentata, roseata, maculata.
Moth Photographer's Group--images of maculata and caryae.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.