What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: unusual cattepillar
Location: Charlottesville, VA
August 9, 2014 6:05 am
never saw this before. 3/4″ long, on deck and steps. suburban type back yard with lots of native and non-native plants and vegetable garden.
thank you!!
Signature: Wendy Roberman

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Hi Wendy,
The Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar or Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillar,
Euchaetias egle, is frequently found feeding on milkweed, and it sounds like you may have some among your native plants.

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

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