Banded Tussock Moth
(Also known as Spotted Tussock)
Halysidota tessellaris
Arctiidae, Sub-family Arctiinae
Hodges 8203

The Banded Tussock is also known as Spotted Tussock.

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Pg. 72. The body is pale orange-yellow with a bluish-green collar and edging on tegula (a small appendage just above and in front of the forewing base). The wings are paler; translucent yellow. The forewing has four irregular, slightly darker bands with black edges. The partial fifth band extends inward from the costa over the usual position of the reniform spot. The hindwing is unmarked. Caterpillar host plants alder, ash, birch, elm, hickory, oak, tulip-tree, walnut and willow.

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