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Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Lymantriidae

Description:

The LYMANTRIIDAE Caterpillars are usually hairy, often with four distinct tussocks of hair on their back make them look like a toothbrush. The hair can cause irritation if contact. They usually found feeding on leaves during the day. The caterpillars pupate in a woven cocoon under bark or foliage. The pupa usually covered with larval hairs as well. These hairs can cause problems if touched, or if they are released to blow about.

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3 Comments

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Jakubko.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Most likely a Lymantriidae.

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

Beautiful! Hope u get ID. Dis nou 'n wolhaar storie!

Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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