Subject: Identificatoin of forest creature
Location: Volta region, Ghana, West Africa
October 5, 2012 5:08 pm
I just returned from a trip to Ghana. During my stay, I visited a forest in Wli (an area in the Volta region of Ghana). The purpose of my trip to the forest was to visit the waterfall which is located in the centre of the forest. As I was walking through I noticed a creature that I’ve never seen before. I’ve tried to find out more information about this creature online but haven’t been able to. I was wondering if WTB would be able to give me some information on this creature?
Signature: AK

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear AK,
We believe this is some species of Tussock Moth Caterpillar.  It reminds us of the North American White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Orgyia leucostigma.  We could not find images online of any Ghanan relatives that look like your individual.

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