White-marked Tussock Moth

 My exercise walks around the yard usually turn into a slow pace for studying nature.

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This morning the caterpillar of a white-marked tussock moth (Orgyia leucostigma) just happened to be at just the right height for observing.

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Obviously, it’s one of the easier caterpillars to identify.

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The white-marked tussock moths’s range covers from Canada to Florida and Texas. They feed on a lengthy list of trees,

The moth is a nondescript brown with faint markings.


6 responses to this post.

  1. A case where the caterpillar is better looking than the moth.


  2. Fancy little critter!


  3. That’s an odd looking one. I found one today with blue and yellow stripes that the folks at bug guide are going to have to identify.


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