Beautiful Moth ID

Asked June 15, 2019, 7:12 PM EDT

Who is this pretty moth that I found on my mint?

Prince George's County Maryland

2 Responses

This is a banded tussock moth (Halysidota tessellaris). This is a native insect that can be found throughout most of Maryland. Many types of deciduous trees and shrubs serve as host plants for them. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=2507

Christa

This is a banded tussock moth (Halysidota tessellaris). This is a native insect that can be found throughout most of Maryland. Many types of deciduous trees and shrubs serve as host plants for them. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=2507

Christa