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Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Halysidota sp.

Description:

A big tufted caterpillar with a spectacular walrus mustache! This is a caterpillar of one of the Banded Tussock Moths, Arctiinae, Family Erebidae.

Habitat:

Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters.

Notes:

The reference shows caterpillars and adult moths of Halysidota tessellaris. This may not be that species, although the caterpillars show a wide range of colors.

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you Carol, different mustache than yours! :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Cool!

LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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