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Aug-2003 Emily

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

North Carolina

I think this is a Tussock Moth Caterpillar. If you know for sure, tell me.

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Guest 02-Apr-2009 23:55
yes it is a tussock but i am not sure what kind anyways most tussock like honey suckel,any kind of conifer needels,tender bark, and since caterpillers are never to far away from food try the plants were you found it also if keeping cover atleast part of the top of the enclouser,jar,bottel etch with papper towel so it will pupate
Guest 31-Dec-2008 18:51
There's a very good website: that is run by the Iowa State University of Entomology. You can download your photo to ID Request. Then, both amateurs and experts will post comments on what it is, or what may be. Many of the amateurs are VERY experienced and I think it's neat that experts in this field contribute as well. It is free. I've found it to be a knowledgeable, good humored and kind community. Photos of dead bugs are not allowed! Also, no harm must be done to an insect or spider in order to take its picture - I REALLY like that. You can create a free Account of your own and post your insect and spider photos for the many bug-fans and photographers that visit
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molly 13-Sep-2007 14:26
what do they eat
Guest 25-Aug-2006 06:01
Yes it is a tussock caterpillar, you can tell by the four distinct "tussocks" on its back.
guest 02-Mar-2006 11:44
no it is a mossok matterpillar
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