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Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris Total length: ~25 mm. Pale pinkish tan forewing with irregular pattern of slightly darker bands. Thorax has blue and yellow dorsal stripes. Orange, fuzzy abdomen.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm light in a semi-rural area. <br />
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2020(110)<br />
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Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris

Total length: ~25 mm. Pale pinkish tan forewing with irregular pattern of slightly darker bands. Thorax has blue and yellow dorsal stripes. Orange, fuzzy abdomen.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm light in a semi-rural area.

2020(110)

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous, it has such subtle pastel colors. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, they are very pretty moths :) Posted 5 months ago
  2. Very beautiful! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 5 months ago

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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 Jul 19, 2020. Captured Jul 18, 2020 22:35 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm