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Sycamore Tussock Moth

Halysidota harrisii

Description:

Hairy white caterpillar with long yellow and white pencils (tufts).

Habitat:

Found on London plane tree in city park; took home to rear into adult moth.

Notes:

The caterpillar escaped its container on my desk and started crawling all over my books. I didn't pose it on this butterfly book, I just got a lucky photo as it wandered along!

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3 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Could you please add this to my mission, Moths of the Americas? Thanks!

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 years ago

Thank you! The caterpillar is much more interesting than the adult moth of this species.

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Wow. Amazing creature.

AbigailParker
Spotted by
AbigailParker

Philadelphia, penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2009
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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