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Trying to Identify….
Location: Slidell Louisiana
March 31, 2011 8:15 pm
This cluster of black caterpillars was on my oak tree & I cant figure out what its name is. Any Help would be appreciated.
Signature: Thank You Karen

Buck Moth Caterpillars

Hi Karen,
Though your photo does not have much detail, we believe that based on the general appearance of the caterpillars, their communal feeding, and the host tree of Oak, that these are Buck Moth Caterpillars,
Hemileuca maia, based on photos and information posted to BugGuide.  Handle Buck Moth Caterpillars with caution as they are a stinging species.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Louisiana
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