White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
LA & D,
So, having decided that your site is just an extraordinary amount of fun, we’ve pulled out our digital bug photos from over the course of this century. We were planning to inundate you with requests, but then we discovered that we can almost always ID what we were going to send, based on someone else’s submission over that same stretch of time. At first, we’re disappointed: “Damn it!” we say (or think), “someone’s already submitted this one!” Then there’s a followup realization — we learn a lot from scanning through the site, looking for matches. We learn what we’ve got — a six spotted green tiger beetle here, a Calligrapha multipunctata there… and we also learn to recognize incredible beasties we haven’t yet come across in the flesh, like Homesteader grasshoppers, Wheel bugs and the barely believeable Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar. So thanks for all your effort, and here’s another rerun for you; a White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar, shot in September of 2000 in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Jim & Sandy

Hi again Jim and Sandy,
Your photo is quite beautiful. Just a suggestion before you innundate us with images: try to send them in at approximately the same time of year that they were shot so that being posted on the homepage will assist other readers more than unseasonal postings. Your White Marked Tussock Moth image is quite nice.

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