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White-marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Orgyia_leucostigma

Habitat:

Feeding on Ixora leaves



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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Love seeing those bristly caterpillars; hope to see one in person one day!

drpalombella
drpalombella 6 years ago

I agree that it looks like a tussock moth caterpillar. It certainly looks like something I wouldn't want to touch. Growing up in California, I used to love to hold woolly bears and other caterpillars. In Virginia, too many of them sting!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Erebidae, Lymantriinae or Tussock Moth Caterpillar. I think it is either an Orgyia sp. or Olene sp., with a slight tendence to Orgyia sp., but I am not 100% sure. Please, verify and/or take it as a hint for further searching.

VivBraznell
Spotted by
VivBraznell

Thailand

Lat: 9.13, Long: 99.88

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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