Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258595

Sycamore Tussock Moth
Halysidota harrisii

Observation date: July 06, 2020
Submitted by: HansPG
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Initially the caterpillar was hanging from a thread, possibly from the sycamore tree above, though there was also another tree above. I couldn’t follow where the thread went. It was a warm dry summer afternoon. The plant it’s on in the later shots is accidental.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Cook County