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Photo#118710
Spiny Caterpillar - Hemileuca maia

Spiny Caterpillar - Hemileuca maia
Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 15, 2007
Size: 1 inch
My daughter found this and didn't grab it but let it walk onto her finger--might not be good to touch?

Moved
Moved from Hemileuca.

Nice clean shot of the spines -
Definitely in the genus Hemileuca.

 
Thanks! I should have brought
Thanks! I should have brought it home and found out which one cos I've never seen any of those moths around here!!

 
We seem to remember
working with Hannah on these and deciding that these essentially all black ones were still Hemileuca maia. Maybe you can find our previous comments on images of black Hemileuca caterpillars in the guide.

 
Okay...I'll take your word on
Okay...I'll take your word on it as I can't much different in them.

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