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White fuzzy caterpillar with black head and stripe down back - Lophocampa caryae

White fuzzy caterpillar with black head and stripe down back - Lophocampa caryae
St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
October 5, 2009

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Maybe some kind of Tussock?
Perhaps the Hickory Tussock? I'm confused by the taxonomy with those though, why are they not under Lymantriidae? Blah, I'll go ask on the forums.

In any case here is the page with the hickory tussock, so you can decide.

 
Hickory Tussock indeed
Common names are so frustrating sometimes...this is certainly the Hickory Tussock Moth, which is really a tiger moth :-) The black patches down the back are distinctive.

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