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Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris) Larva on foliage in a forested area by a stream/waterfall. <br />
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Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris)

Larva on foliage in a forested area by a stream/waterfall.

Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris) Larva on foliage in a forested area by a stream/waterfall. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84834/banded_tussock_moth_larva_halysidota_tessellaris.html Banded tussock moth,Fall,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,United States

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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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 23, 2019. Captured Sep 23, 2019 11:07 in Unnamed Road, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/32s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm