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White-Marked Tussock larvae

Orgyia leucostigma

Description:

this is a larvae,u. It is brightly colored , with tuffs of hair-like setae. The head is bright red and the body has yellow and white strips, with a black stripe along the middle of the back. There are four white toothbrush-like tuffs that stand out from the back, and there is a grey-brown hair pencil at the hind end.

Habitat:

It hosts on several trees, including birch cherry, elm, fir, hickory and oak to name a few

Notes:

Touching the hairs will set off an allergic reaction in many humans.They can do a lot of damage on the tree leaves.

1 Species ID Suggestions

White-marked tussock moth
Orgyia leucostigma Orgyia leucostigma


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4 Comments

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 9 years ago

so cute! nice details and colors....

misako
misako 9 years ago

beautiful!

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

Thank you so much Dan! I looked it up and got my info.

LindaGuastamachio
Spotted by
LindaGuastamachio

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Sep 23, 2011

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