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Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Halysidota tessellaris

Description:

Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae, Tribe Arctiini, (Tiger moths) Also known as Pale Tiger Moth. Full length up to 35 mm. Long tuft like hairs, variable coloring from yellowish and orange to dark gray. Extra long "hair pencils" occur at front and rear of caterpillar. Black head. Feeds on variety of bushes and trees such as grape, willow, ash, blueberry and walnut.

Habitat:

Open woodlands, lawn/woodlands edge.

Notes:

No serious damage is reported for these late summer feeders.

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14 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Wonderful!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne a year ago

Thanks everyone! Time for a haircut. LOL

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs a year ago

That is some crazy facial hair. Great photo.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga a year ago

Wow!!!!!!!!!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal a year ago

This is too hairy..! The first snap is just great..:-)

Jeannette
Jeannette a year ago

Great spotting :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

I could just look at this little guy all day Carol. He's one my favourites of all your wonderful spottings :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

Awesome! Currently raising one of these right now! :D

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne a year ago

Oh, so that is his name from ZZ top. LOL!!

"Sharp dressed man"

JerryMorrow
JerryMorrow a year ago

Nice photography!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G a year ago

Hahaha!!

BILLY GIBBONS !!!

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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