Seen on Rutgers University, Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Near Weston Mill Pond, wetland in Rutgers Gardens.
Isn't this one gorgeous? I love the blue-green stripes on its thorax. Banded or Sycamore Tussock Moth (Halysidota tessellaris or harrisii).
Collected 1 of these last yr & sent it to Hugh McGuinness as a voucher specimen. Our obs at the 2011 Moth Night (photo IDed by Chris Schmidt) was the furthest north record on BugGuide, by a good bit (TN was the nearest); the eastern population is listed in Covell as only WV, NC & KY.
I'm so bummed I didn't get a better shot of this one.
Body length 40 cm. On a young entomologist's shirt at Moth Night.
This bad boy is 32 mm long. Found at mercury vapor lamp on a kid's shoe.
Definitely the moth of the night! Underwing really was that jet black; not underexposed. 34 mm long with wings folded, wingspan ~68 mm
Body 23 mm (1"). Blacklight, pine/oak woods. Seemed too big to be a June beetle, but IDed by Blaine Mathison on BugGuide.