Subject: Hi! Found a beautiful caterpillar
Location: Collingswood NJ
July 2, 2014 2:16 pm
Hi bugman. What a neat website! Please, can you tell me what this beautiful caterpillar will turn into?
Signature: Jessica in Philadelphia
Duh. I found him in your guide. I found this website using my phone so I didn’t see the guide till now. It looks like a white-marked tussock moth. Thanks. Jess.
We are happy you used our website to self identify your Tussock Moth Caterpillar. We will attempt to search BugGuide to confirm the identity of this Tussock Moth Caterpillar in the genus Orygia which contains several similar looking species. Based on this image on BugGuide, we are inclined to agree that you have correctly identified the White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar.