Halysidota tesselaris

930360.00 — 8203 — Halysidota tesselaris (Smith, 1797) — Banded Tussock Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



Dissection is required to separate from H. harrisii, which is presumed not to occur on Block Island due to the local absence of its sole host plant, sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 48.16m; p. 272. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide