Where Spotted: Mt. Solon, VA (not local but you’ll still find these guys around here)
Common Name: Sycamore Tussock Moth
Scientific Name: Halysidota harrisii
Average Length: 25–35 mm
- Like many insects, sycamore tussock moth caterpillars eat just a few related plants — sycamores and plane trees — and have ended up being named after their food.
- They eat the soft green leaf tissue and leave behind lacy leaf skeletons made of stems and veins.
- The sycamore tussock moth produces two generations each year.
- Though not poisonous, the hair on the larva’s body could cause itchy rashes to humans if touched with bare hands.
Tundra at Richmond SPCA
Age: 5 months
Gender: Neutered Male
Are you searching for a fun, friendly and adorable family member? My name is Tundra and I’m the guy for you! I am pretty lonely here by myself, just waiting for my special someone to come along. Won’t you please take me home today?
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