Subject: caterpillar Joshua tree nat. park
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
September 29, 2013 12:53 am
I would like to identify this caterpillar. We saw it on 21September at Joshua Tree National Park around noon. It was a ”cool” day with about 85F (after weeks getting over 100F).
It was on the hike to 49 palms Oasis which is in the northen part of the park.
Thank you for your help 🙂
We believe this is a Buck Moth caterpillar in the genus Hemileuca. There are several California species including the Juno Buck Moth, Hemileuca juno.
that is so cool. thanks so much for the info.
Your guys rock 🙂