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Subject: what kind of caterpillar is this
Location: Inverness FL
March 23, 2015 6:12 am
I have found a few of these yellow fuzzy caterpillars around my house lately. We live next to a wooded lot full of pine trees.
Signature: curious mom

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Curious Mom,
This is a Tussock Moth Caterpillar in the genus Orgyia, but we cannot say for certain which species.  Refer to BugGuide for additional information.

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Subject: green catapillar with hard horns
Location: RSA
March 13, 2015 5:25 am
I found a green catapillar with grey hard horn like spike with red edges on the gras in north west RSA. can u please tell me what it is as I cant find it anywhere on the web
Signature: mail

Marbled Emperor Caterpillar

Marbled Emperor Caterpillar

This is a Marbled Emperor Caterpillar in the genus Heniocha.  There are several African species in the genus and we cannot be certain which you sighted.

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Subject: green caterpillar with beige stripes
Location: stanford dish loop, northern california
March 20, 2015 2:28 pm
I love your help IDing this beautiful caterpillar.
Signature: virusmanbob

Cutworm, we believe

Cutworm, we believe

Dear virusmanbob,
We believe this is a Cutworm or some other species of larval Owlet Moth from the family Noctuidae, which is a large and diverse family which is well represented on BugGuide.  We will attempt to provide more specific information, but that is the best generality we can offer at this moment.

Dear Daniel –
Thanks so much for your rapid reply and for the useful links!
All the best, Bob

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Subject: Cocoon ID please
Location: Mill Bay BC
March 14, 2015 7:13 pm
HI There,
Please help me identify robust looking cocoon ( index finger for scale) that I found under one of my gardening trays . Mid March , location Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia , Canada . I enjoy this page very much and am hosting several mason bees condominiums on our property , no bees= no food. Thanks in advance…
Signature: Mhairi

Cocoon of a Tiger Moth

Cocoon of a Tiger Moth

Dear Mhairi,
This is the cocoon of a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, but we cannot provide you with an actual species.  Caterpillars of Tiger Moths, commonly called Woolly Bears, incorporate shed hairs with silk when constructing cocoons.

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Subject: Big catrepillar -moth
Location: côte d’ivoire
March 12, 2015 11:19 am
Hi,
Just found a few of these moths in my garden in Abidjan,
Close to our Ylang Ylang tree,
Size of a finger !
Thanks for helping in identifying them.
Signature: brucama

Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillar

Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillar

Dear brucama,
These are Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillars,
Bunaea alcinoe, and they can be very plentiful at times.  They are considered edible.  The adult Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth which is pictured on iNaturalist is quite beautiful.

Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillars

Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillars

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Subject: Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Location: Singapore
March 2, 2015 7:41 pm
I found this caterpillar crawling on my mother’s eggplant about a week ago, and as I’ve a weird interest in all kinds of creepy crawlies, I’ve made it my mission to see this guy to adulthood. He’s molted twice now and I’ve been feeding him leaves off the plant I found him on.
Through google I’ve determined that this guy is a Tussock Moth caterpillar, but I couldn’t find any images or information as to exactly what species he is and/or how the adult moth looks like. I’m attaching a few pictures of it as of 3 March 15, in hopes that you can help!
Thanks in advance!
Signature: Saphiea

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Saphiea,
We agree that this looks like a Tussock Moth Caterpillar in the genus
Orgyia,  but we have not had any luck determining a definite species.  Females in this genus are flightless, and it will be interesting to see what happens when your adult ecloses.

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

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