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Tussock Moth

Halysidota sp.

9 Comments

JamieFranks
JamieFranks 8 years ago

Thank you!

JamieFranks
JamieFranks 8 years ago

Another pic I have was taken in Pennsylvania. Geesh. I'm going to double check all my pics!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you for clearing things up, Jamie. In that case this is definitely H. harrisii.

JamieFranks
JamieFranks 8 years ago

I'm trying to correct all the locations. This photo was taken when I lived in Brooklyn, NY. Now I live in New Mexico.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Hmm..now it says New York.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Could you check the date/location for this spotting? Another spotting says that it was found in Pennsylvania on the same date while this one says New Mexico.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Hi Jamie, Halysidota tessellaris is only found in eastern North America, and their larva is grayish with a black head. The scientific name should be H. harrisii or Halysidota sp.

JamieFranks
JamieFranks 8 years ago

Thank you!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

This looks very similar to H. harrisii, though the range of that species only extends to Texas. Perhaps the range is large than we know.

JamieFranks
Spotted by
JamieFranks

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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