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Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar?
Location:  Suburb North of Atlanta, GA
September 20, 2010 9:28 am
Thanks to your site I think I’ve identified this as a Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar. We’ve seen many of these all over the place this summer. They’re hard to photograph; they don’t like to be still.
Also I’ve seen something very similar to this but with more black than orange hairs spiking out. Is it a variation of the same creature?
Signature:  Resa

Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Hi again Resa,
We are quite happy to hear that you successfully self identified your Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Halysidota harrisii, which is profiled on BugGuide.  The closely related Pale Tussock Moth or Banded Tussock Moth, Halysidota tessellaris, has a caterpillar with black tufts instead of orange tufts and it also is a local species for you.  It is also profiled on BugGuide.

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2 Responses to Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar

  1. steven says:

    hello my names steven. i actually found a sycamore tussock caterpillar in the park just about weeks back. i brought it home in a small cup until i bought a little cage to where i actually saw it turning itself into a cocoon the same day. now ive checked online and everywhere else and i cant find how long does it take to hatch or if im supposed to do anything so it can hatch and what not. i was hoping you can give me some type of answer? please

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