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Western Tussock Moth

Orgyia vetusta


There were large numbers of these caterpillars on what I believe to be Live Oak Trees.


Live in groups feeding on trees.

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Noahs Ark 2 years ago

Thank you! :)

Hema 2 years ago

i checked your videos out and they are truly awesome! Great work!

Hema 2 years ago

these look lovely.I want to see this one and the monarch caterpillar.

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Palo Alto, California, USA

Lat: 37.44, Long: -122.15

Spotted on Apr 5, 2015
Submitted on May 13, 2017

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