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Genus Halysidota

Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Unknown caterpillar--pale tussock? - Halysidota tessellaris Halysidota davisii 11 day old larvae - Halysidota davisii Dogbane caterpillars - Halysidota tessellaris Tussock Caterpillar - Halysidota tessellaris Halysidota harrisii  - Halysidota harrisii Florida Tussock Moth 4th Instar Larva - Halysidota cinctipes
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Classification
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
Numbers
cinctipes Grote, 1865
davisii Hy. Edwards, 1874
harrisii Walsh, 1864
schausi Rothschild, 1909
tessellaris (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Identification
Halysidota tessellaris and harrisii can be determined by brushing the scales off the terminal end of the abdomen.
Remarks
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