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White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
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Posted By: Larrymc, 10-27-2019, 02:44 PM


Not sure what this caterpillar is?
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10-27-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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Nice shot. I really wonder if this was a plant or an animal and I had to look for what a caterpillar is (hey, English is not my first language). I would not let one of those walk on my fingers, anyway.
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What a hairy duke.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bertrand3000 Quote
Nice shot. I really wonder if this was a plant or an animal and I had to look for what a caterpillar is (hey, English is not my first language). I would not let one of those walk on my fingers, anyway.
They are weird looking and sometimes called a Toothbrush Caterpillar. Thanks for the comment and visit!!

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Nice find Larry! The Orgyia's are having a good year near me, as are some of the other fuzzy caterpillars.

This one looks like a Definite Tussock Moth, Orgyia definita. The White Marked should have a reddish head capsule and black stripe down the back (not grey).
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What a hairy duke.
For sure!!
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Nice find Larry! The Orgyia's are having a good year near me, as are some of the other fuzzy caterpillars.

This one looks like a Definite Tussock Moth, Orgyia definita. The White Marked should have a reddish head capsule and black stripe down the back (not grey).
Thanks, Brian, this does definitely look like a Definite Tussock Moth Caterpillar! My caterpillar identification skills are definitely lacking. Thanks for the correction and the visit!
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