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Subject: caterpillar
Location: Manassas, VA
September 30, 2012 11:55 am
Two years in a row I found this in my back yard, but have never seen one before. Can you ID this?
Signature: Brent in Manassas, VA

White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Hi Brent,
This is the caterpillar of the White Marked Tussock MothBugGuide warns:  “CAUTION: Avoid handling the caterpillar, as its hair is known to cause allergic reactions, especially in areas of the body with sensitive skin (e.g. back, stomach, inner arms). Seek medical treatment if a severe reaction occurs.”

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

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