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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Leucoma salicis [Lymantriidae]


Creamy yellow highlighted with black; midline of dorsum with irregular yellow circles; subdorsally a broken stripe of yellow bordered in black; laterally and ventrally light creamy color speckled with irregular black markings; base of hair tufts reddish orange; dorsal hairs reddish orange; lateral and ventral hairs mostly white. This species is common on willow and quaking aspen during June and July.


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