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Spotted tussock caterpillar

Lophacampa maculata

Description:

This caterpillar is hard to identify because I think it's a spotted tussock moth caterpillar and that particular moth has a bunch of different colorings depending on its age. I think it's in its mid-instar stage because of the black spots along its back.

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2 Comments

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 6 years ago

Was this caterpillar eating a blackberry leaf.

ShraddhaGaikwad
ShraddhaGaikwad 9 years ago

Great shot, Sherri.

SherriDamlo
Spotted by
SherriDamlo

Mukilteo, Washington, USA

Spotted on Oct 4, 2010
Submitted on Mar 12, 2011

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