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Tussock moth

Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Lymantriinae, Actornis sp.


The Lymantriinae (formerly called the Lymantriidae) are a subfamily of moths of the Erebidae family. Many of its component species are referred to as "tussock moths" of one sort or another. The caterpillar, or larval, stage of these species often has a distinctive appearance of alternating bristles and haired projections. Many tussock moth caterpillars have urticating hairs (often hidden among longer, softer hairs), which can cause painful reactions if they come into contact with skin.


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Assam, India

Spotted on Dec 22, 2017
Submitted on Jan 6, 2018


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