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White marked tussock moth caterpillar

Orgyia leucostigma


Tufted caterpillar (one of these was alive and very mobile at night, the other was found deceased) about 1 and 1/4 inches long. Generally yellowish/off white hairs with 4 raised hair clusters along the back. The face and tail had reddish markings and black hairs extended from the crown.


Found on our deck near oak trees.

1 Comment

momsavang 6 months ago

Thank you Ornithoptera! I'm not sure why, but I haven't been getting my notifications. I've got an exciting update on the White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar to upload shortley!

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Columbus, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Sep 6, 2020
Submitted on Sep 7, 2020

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