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White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Orgyia leucostigma

Description:

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

Habitat:

Found in ferns

Notes:

Found at Lake Martin

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2 Comments

ForestDragon
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.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/335/bgpage...

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Louisiana, USA

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

Spotted for Mission

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