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Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Euchaetes egle

Description:

Fluffy, distinctively colored caterpillar with black, orange and white hair. Often found in groups on food plants. Feeds on milkweed and dogbane species. Looks a bit punk!

Habitat:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Feeding on an ornamental milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa).

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Henrico, Virginia, United States

Spotted on Sep 3, 2016
Submitted on Dec 29, 2020

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