Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1358716

Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth
Halysidota tessellaris

Observation date: June 07, 2023
Submitted by: Ken Cheeks
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed crawling on deck underneath oak tree, which is one of the host plants for the species. Posted on BugGuide.net and the Facebook Group Caterpillars of Eastern North America. In both cases, the consensus was that this is an early instar of Halysidota tessellaris. Therefore, I am submitting it as such and await review by BAMONA.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: June 14, 2023
Coordinator notes: I'll go along with that!