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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa maculata)


JPG-Photo of Spotted Tussock Moth

Black at either end with 4 or 5 orange abdominal segments. Numerous thin white lashes arise from black segments—these distinguish it from woolly bear, which it superficially resembles. Orange abdominal band broken by red or black middorsal tufts. Food: prefers willows and poplars but will consume most any shrub or tree. Caterpillar: July to September; 1 generation.


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