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Genus Halysidota

Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris Parasitized banded tussock caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Sycamore Tussock Moth? - Halysidota harrisii Moth - Halysidota Tussock moth - Halysidota Banded Tussock Cat - Hodges #8203 - Halysidota tessellaris Moth, dorsal female - Halysidota davisii - female Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Halysidota
cinctipes Grote, 1865
davisii Hy. Edwards, 1874
harrisii Walsh, 1864
schausi Rothschild, 1909
tessellaris (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Identification to species is very complex and for the most part requires dissection. See discussion here.
Print References
Watson, A. 1980. A revision of the Halysidota tessellaris species-group (Halysidota sensu stricto) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 40(1): 1-65