The Hickory Tussock Moth is also known by the name(s) of: Hickory Tiger Moth.
The Hickory Tussock Moth is typically 1.4 inches to 2.1 inches (37mm to 55mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: furry thorax; hairy thorax with dark brown 'Y' mark; rows of white dots on brown wings; yellowish.
It has a typical diet of the following: hickory; ash; oak; elm; maple; Virginia creeper; blueberry; raspberry; rose; sumac; hops.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Hickory Tussock Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.