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Tussock moth caterpillar  - Carales arizonensis

Tussock moth caterpillar - Carales arizonensis
Ramsey Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 6, 2012
Size: about 2 cm
I assume these are Tussock Moth caterpillars. Anyone know which one? They were "raining" down from trees on silk threads. I'll also include a side view on the next post.

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Tussock moth caterpillar  - Carales arizonensis Tussock moth caterpillar 2 - Carales arizonensis


Looks like Carales to us

Because they were so common that week (throughout the Huachuca Mountains), I'm surprised that no one has posted a definitive I.D. for this species.

We're surprised that very few people have posted images
if they were that common. Where are all the closeups, guys?

Moved from ID Request.

tussock moth caterpillar, I presume. Orgyia leucostigma

Beautiful image ...
... !

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