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Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris) At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest.  Banded tussock moth,Fall,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris)

At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest.

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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 Oct 7, 2019. Captured Oct 7, 2019 13:49 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/29.0
  • 1/16s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm