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Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Habitat: Mixed forest Banded tussock moth,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,Summer,United States,caterpillar,larva Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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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 Mar 5, 2020. Captured Sep 7, 2019 12:57 in 13 Church St, Arlington, VT 05250, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO2000
  • 100mm