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White-marked Tussock Moth

Orgyia leucostigma

Description:

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

Habitat:

Warm environment.

4 Comments

Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth662

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin 6 years ago

Thanks

ForestDragon
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
Spotted by
Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

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

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