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Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Lophocampa caryae


Covered in white setae, with black tufts that are urticating hairs.




Don't touch the black urticating hairs. This one is an early instar, as it hasn't developed many black spots or hairs.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Caterpillar of the Hickory Tussock Moth
Lophocampa caryae Lophocampa caryae Harris 1841

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Latimeria 9 years ago

I've updated the ID information, this one is probably just an early instar. Thanks for the ID, Svetlana!

Latimeria 9 years ago

This one and the hickory tussock moth caterpillar look similar, and it's the same range, but I'm not sure if it definitely is. It doesn't have the characteristic black lashes on its abdomen. I'm going to look around and see if I can find out more information. Still, thanks for the suggestion, Svetlana! If it's not correct, it's still very similar!

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 1, 2010
Submitted on Feb 19, 2011

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