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WI080812 - 1 - Halysidota harrisii

WI080812 - 1 - Halysidota harrisii
Olney 20832-2130, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
August 8, 2012
Size: 7/8" OAL
I found this little critter on a night blooming cereus.

Moved from ID Request.

WI080812 - 1
Indeed, the cereus is taking the summer air beneath our sycamore, so Laci P's identification of this beauty as the Sycamore Tussock Moth is on target. Thanks.

My initial
thought was sycamore tussock moth (Halysidota larrisii), but they wouldn't be found on a cereus. Unless...are there sycamores nearby/overhead?

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