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Tussock Moth Caterpillar


Tussock Moth Caterpillar
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-20 18:59
Viewed: 265
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lymantriinae (formerly called the Lymantriidae) are a subfamily of moths of the family Erebidae.

Many of its component species are referred to as "tussock moths" of one sort or another. The caterpillar, or larval, stage of these species often has a distinctive appearance of alternating bristles and haired projections. Many tussock moth caterpillars have urticating hairs (often hidden among longer, softer hairs), which can cause painful reactions if they come into contact with skin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymantriinae

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  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 0 N: 434] (8571)
  • [2018-10-21 1:49]

beautiful..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2018-10-21 2:39]

Hi Ram,the form and the colors of moth caterpillars are always attractives and beautifuls,sometimes better the moth,and this is a beautiful example,excellent capture despite the dark light. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
A magnificent caterpillar...Very interesting hairy body.
Marius.

Nice macro.

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