Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Phaegopterini

Halysidota tessellaris (J. E. Smith 1797)

Common name: Banded tussock moth/ Pale tussock moth.

Hodges #: 8203.

Identification: Rfw 19.3 mm, fw transverse shades finely outlined in black; posterior edge of ptagiae, mesal edge of tegulae, and a median line on mesonotum turquoise blue. 

Similar species: 8129, 8211, 8214, 9449, 9450.

Distribution: southern Canada and U.S. except Pacific coast.

Hosts: larvae have been reported from a variety of deciduous trees: Alnus-- alder, Betula-- birch, Fraxinus-- ash, Juglans-- walnut, Quercus-- oaks, Salix-- willow, Tilia-- basswood.


ND, McLean Co., Garrison Local Training Area, 11 mi WSW Garrison.  47 36 25 N. Lat, 101 33 57 W Long.  Hg/UV lt.  28- VI- 2002.  coll. G. Fauske.

MN, Beltrami Co.,  27- VI- 2002, pic. Loren Oslie.






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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