This week is
the Hickory Tussock Moth, or Lophocampa caryae. This is perhaps the most common moth at Ben's house, and on the night
we caught this specimen, there were at least 20 more on the sheet.
Tussock Moth can be found in the east and west, but not in the midwestern part of its range. It is common wherever it occurs.
feed on ashes, elms, hickories, maples, and oaks. The adult wingspan is from 3.7-5.5 centimeters.