Tussock Moth Caterpillar
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|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.
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- [2018-10-21 1:49]
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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
A magnificent caterpillar...Very interesting hairy body.