Banded tussock moth

Halysidota tessellaris

''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.
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body.

Habitat: On the edge of a coastal, deciduous forest.
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Behavior

One generation per year occurs in the north, and two or more occur in the south .
Banded Tussock Moth Larva (Halysidota tessellaris) At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest.  Banded tussock moth,Fall,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,United States

Reproduction

Caterpillars are covered with long setae, in tufts. They vary from yellowish and orange through dark gray. Extra long 'hair pencils' of white, black, and/or orange occur at both the front and rear of a caterpillar. Larval head capsules are bright orange. In the north, mature caterpillars are found from July to frost . Caterpillars frequently rest on the upper surface of leaves, and though not gregarious, they are very conspicuous . They grow to a length of 35 mm.
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris These were so common this past autumn! 

Yellowish brown caterpillar with black and white lashes extending beyond the end of its body.

Habitat: On a fence bordering a bog Banded tussock moth,Fall,Geotagged,Halysidota tessellaris,United States,caterpillar

Food

Larvae are known to feed on some species of alder, ash, birch, blueberry, chestnut, elm, grape, hackberry, hazel, oak, walnut, willow, and many others . No serious injury to trees has been reported for this late-season feeder .

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Status: Unknown
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyErebidae
GenusHalysidota
SpeciesH. tessellaris