Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1265562

Sycamore Tussock Moth
Halysidota harrisii

Observation date: August 02, 2020
Submitted by: SusanPotomac
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar walking up the screen; white oak is closest "plant" other than grass.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: I'm reasonably certain this is H. harrisii. Some good photos in MPG, especially those by Ken Childs - see http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8204 JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Montgomery County