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Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Description:

The caterpillar these species often has a distinctive appearance of alternating bristles and haired projections. Like other families of moths, many Tussock Moth caterpillars have urticating hairs (often hidden among longer, softer hairs) which can cause painful reactions if they come into contact with skin.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

Notes:

Family: Lymantriidae


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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very beautiful caterpillar....

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 4 years ago

Cool!

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Lat: 15.55, Long: 120.82

Spotted on Oct 22, 2013
Submitted on Oct 23, 2013

Reference

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