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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Lymantria dispar

Description:

This caterpillar was found in the Chequamenon National Forest near Lake Owen in Wisconsin.

Notes:

Interesting note in Wikipedia that in the US gypsy moths cause $868 million in hardwood damages per year. Also interesting in the wiki that they were brought here by a scientist in 1868 and some escaped. Oops.

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krkoller
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krkoller

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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