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White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Orgyia leucostigma


About 1-1.5 inches long and has three white dots on its back with 2 atenea on the front and a horn-like thing on the back


Found in ferns


Found at Lake Martin

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ForestDragon 11 years ago

This is a type of Tussock Moth caterpillar. It is a bit difficult to tell exactly which species it is from the pictures but here is a link that may help. Since you saw the caterpillar in person you might have an easier time identifying it.

Any suggestions

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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