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Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body. Check out its cute feet!<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest Banded tussock moth,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,Summer,United States,caterpillar Click/tap to enlarge

Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris

Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body. Check out its cute feet!

Habitat: Deciduous forest

    comments (2)

  1. Excellent shot and very interesting feet indeed :) Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! I wanted to ask it to lift its setae so I could see its feet better, but I assumed that it would misunderstand me ;P Posted one year ago

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''Halysidota tessellaris'', also called the banded tussock moth, tessellated halisidota, and pale tiger moth, is in Erebidae. Like many related species, it has chemical defenses it acquires from its host plants, in this case, alkaloids , at least in adults. Larval brazen behaviours suggest that they are chemically protected; they have not been analyzed for alkaloid content.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 26, 2019. Captured Sep 19, 2018 11:33 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm