Subject: White furry caterpillar
Location: Oregon, Columbia River Gorge near cascade locks.
November 15, 2015 3:20 pm
I saw this caterpillar while on a hike in Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge (not too far from Multnomah Falls). I took the hike in mid-August. Can you tell me what species it is?
Signature: Lisa

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Lisa,
This is a Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Lophocampa maculata, and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae prefer leaves of poplar and willow, but also feed on alder, basswood, birch, maple, oak.” 

Location: Oregon

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