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Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar


Though colorful and curious, the pencils and tufts of hairs on the Sycamore Tussock's caterpillar can irritate skin.


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TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Halysidota
Species: harrisii
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Caterpillar Details



The Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar becomes the Sycamore Tussock Moth.

Description:
orange head, orange lashes hair, spiky, hairy, furry, striped, hanging, dropping from trees, dancing, painful, irritate, redness, black hair
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Adult Form (Sycamore Tussock Moth)
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Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar Diet



sycamore tree; london plane tree

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Alabama; Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan
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The map above showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.*NOTE: States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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