Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1217816

Sycamore Tussock Moth
Halysidota harrisii

Observation date: July 18, 2019
Date notes: July 18, 2019; rainy muggy morning around 85/90 degrees. Trenton, NJ - Calwalder Park
Submitted by: ameriie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was sitting at a wooden Park Bench. First saw one - and then saw about 8! All different sizes, and one was even on my DD coffee mug and I freaked out in the car. Regardless - beautiful dragon head caterpillar. Wondering what this beautiful caterpillars name is/butterfly/moth transformation facts ?!
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: July 19, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Mercer County