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Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Orgyia vetusta

Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Orgyia vetusta
San Jose/Alum Rock Park, Santa Clara County, California, USA
May 11, 2005
Size: 1 inch at max. extension
Refer to Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America by Amy Bartlett Wright (ISBN 0395564999), page 96.

Moved to guide
- a new species for us - very nice.

 
I saw one of these guys on my
I saw one of these guys on my plant once and thought he was just too cool. Really wierd looking though.

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