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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 Apr 9, 2020. Captured Sep 22, 2019 10:11 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm