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what is this caterpillar
Bugman,
Found about 7 of these cuties on a plant out back , in Beaverton ,OR. Looked through the internet with no luck. thought you would be a great place to look. thank you for you attn:
Helen Ferguson

Hi Helen,
Your caterpillars are Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars, Tyria jacobaeae, a species, that according to BugGuide, was “Introduced from Europe as a control for introduced weedy Ragwort, the host plant for its caterpillars, which is toxic to livestock.” The Cinnabar Moth is now well established in Oregon and Washington.

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