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Tussock moth caterpillar

Description:

To insect lovers, the Tussock Moth caterpillars are known for their striking tufts of hair, or tussocks. Many species exhibit four characteristic clumps of bristles on their backs, giving them the appearance of a toothbrush. Some have longer pairs of tufts near the head and rear. Judged by looks alone, these fuzzy caterpillars seem harmless, but touch them with a bare finger and you'll feel you've been pricked by fiberglass.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
Tussock moth
Family=Lymantriidae Lymantriidae - Tussock moths -- Discover Life


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15 Comments

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Your spottings are more deserve SOTD Satyen........

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen........

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

If my vote counts then I would vote it for SOTD. Amazing.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

ya, really cool haircut...........

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

A punk caterpillar with a mohawk hair cut. Cool!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Thank you, DR.......

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

awesome spotting pal!! really amazing

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Awesome!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Thanks, Alice n Martinl........

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice clear pictures!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

No Yogesh, sorry. I am bad at Id'ing catterpillars.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen........
any id.?

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely shots.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Thanks.......: -)

NawalKhouildi
NawalKhouildi 9 years ago

Great shot :)

YogeshSave
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Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Dec 13, 2011
Submitted on Dec 13, 2011

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