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Banded tussock moth

Halysidota tessellaris

Description:

Caterpillar with an odd protrusion on its back. Experts at BugGuide thought it had been parasitized.

Habitat:

Brumley Forest Reserve


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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome, Maria dB....

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Thanks maplemoth662. The folks at BugGuide told me this past week that the caterpillar's dark color is very odd and they believed it had been parasitized. The species is correct though.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 36.00, Long: -79.02

Spotted on Jul 19, 2017
Submitted on Jul 30, 2017

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