What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Vacaville, California
April 4, 2015 2:22 pm
We came across this upon a park drinking fountain.
It looks like it has been painted with the brushes upon its back.
Beautiful!
What is it?
Signature: Painted Amazed

Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Painted Amazed,
Earlier today we posted an image that might be a Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Orgyia vetusta, but based on the nearly identical similarity between your individual and this image posted to BugGuide, we are quite certain your caterpillar is a Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Vacaville, California

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