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caterpillar ID
Hi there,
Would you be able to ID this for me? I found it at Goose Lake in the campground on Hwy 24, just outside of Little Fort, British Columbia. Thanks very much.
Jody Foster

Hi Jody Foster,
This is some species of Buck Moth Caterpillar in the genus Hemileuca, but we are not certain of the species. BugGuide has images of caterpillars.

Update: (12/14/2007) your recent Hemileuca photo
Hi, I was looking at your site today and saw the photo of the Hemileuca photo from British Columbia dated: 12/13/2007. I think the species would be one of the following: Hemileuca eglanterina eglanterina Hemileuca hera Hemileuca nevadensis Hemileuca nuttalli These are the only Hemileuca spp. found in British Columbia. I’m not sure of the exact species but I thought I’d narrow it down to these four species.

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2 Responses to Buck Moth Caterpillar

  1. Roobeered says:

    I have these caterpillars everywhere here in east tennessee,,,I have found several just crawling up the walls of my house and I was wondering if they are poisonous? Thanks.

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