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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

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Looks like Carales to us

 
Thanks.
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?

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tussock moth caterpillar, I presume. Orgyia leucostigma

Beautiful image ...
... !

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