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White-marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Orgyia leucostigma


Caterpillar with red face, 4 rows of white tufts, a black stripe running the whole length, a tail and two antennae. The white tufts can cause an allergic reaction.


Spotted in Hogtown Creek Greenway of Gainesville, FL. A mainly hardwood forest with dense undergrowth, dense canopy, and slightly swampy.

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robert emond
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robert emond

City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 8, 2017
Submitted on Apr 10, 2017

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