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White-marked Tussock Moth

Orgyia leucostigma


Found this strange caterpillar on my oregano plants. And wanted to know if it is poisonous and what kind of caterpillar it was.


Warm environment.


Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth662

maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin 6 years ago


ForestDragon 6 years ago

While these caterpillars are not poisonous, so to speak, direct contact with the hairs can cause irritation or allergic reaction. For most people, if they do have a reaction, it is a localized area.

Savannah Martin
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Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2015
Submitted on Jun 8, 2015

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