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Subject: Couldn’t identify this Caterpillar
Location: Oregon, U.S
August 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Hey! I was on break while doing trail work in Oregon when I found this critter, I was wondering what type of caterpillar he is and I was curious if he was poisonous. Thanks for any help!
Signature: Austin Wolf

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Austin,
This appears to be a more unusual color variation of the Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Lophocampa maculata, based on this BugGuide image.  We have numerous images of the more common color pattern of the Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar on our site.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oregon

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