What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  caterpillar identification
Geographic location of the bug:  Malawi, Africa
Date: 10/24/2017
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
My niece found this in Malawi. Can you help id it? Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Marilyn

Tussock Moth Caterpillar we believe

Dear Marilyn,
Though we have not had any luck locating a matching image to your spectacular caterpillar, we believe it is a Tussock Moth Caterpillar in the subfamily Lymantriidae.  Here is a Getty Images example of an obviously different species.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck at an identification than we have had.

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Location: Malawi, Africa

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