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?
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.”