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Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris These were so common this past autumn! <br />
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Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body.<br />
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Habitat: On a fence bordering a bog Banded tussock moth,Fall,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,United States,caterpillar Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris

These were so common this past autumn!

Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body.

Habitat: On a fence bordering a bog

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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 Feb 20, 2019. Captured Oct 14, 2018 10:12 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm