Little Yellow Bug with Outriggers – Request for identification
Location: Nenana, Alaska
August 5, 2011 7:06 pm
A coworker found this bug while we were in Nenana, Alaska last week. We are both interested to know what it is, mainly so we can look for additional pictures, details to try tying a fishing fly to match.
Signature: Bill H.
This is some species of Tussock Moth Caterpillar, but alas, we have been unsuccessful in determining the species. You may be able to find additional inspiration for tying flies by searching other species in our Tussock Moth Caterpillar archives. We suspect this caterpillar is in the tribe Orgyiini, but we were not able to locate a match on BugGuide, perhaps because your individual is an early instar and its appearance will change as it grows.