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Location: San Diego California
June 21, 2011 11:12 pm
Hi, I was wondering if you could identify this catipillar
Signature: Robert Ramirez

Nevada Buck Moth Caterpillar

Hi Robert,
This is now the third report we have gotten in the past few weeks that there are unusually large numbers of Nevada Buck Moth Caterpillars,
Hemileuca nevadensis, in the San Diego area this year.  See here and here for additional photos and information.  Please do not handle Nevada Buck Moth Caterpillars or any related species as the spines can cause a nasty contact dermatitis.

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

3 Responses to Nevada Buck Moth Caterpillar

  1. Terrie says:

    We have these on our Laural bush. Will they kill it?

  2. Terrie says:

    Thanks. Actually they might be something else. They are small yellow and black but I don’t see the fuzzy stuff on the sides. I’m just gonna keep an eye on them.

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