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Variable tussock moth caterpillar

Dasychira vagans

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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

This is a Tussock Moth caterpillar. Many caterpillars of these moths can cause irritation from their "fur" so it's best not to handle these guys too much with your hands.

Possibly Dasychira vagans - Variable Tussock Moth.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/43242

If you want to peruse the rest of the Tussock Moth caterpillars to compare:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/43776/bgpa...

They are neat caterpillars. Nice spot!

Gophercheeks
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Gophercheeks

Canada

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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