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The young caterpillar is densely covered with yellow setae. The older caterpillar's setae are either pale yellow or white. All instars have thin, black setae on the first and third abdominal segments. On the eight abdominal segment, there is one tuft of black setae. The caterpillar will reach a length 50 mm.
I spotted this walking on some grass near the road in front of Oak Hall under a huge maple tree. Perhaps it fell out of the tree?