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caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi

caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi
bottom of Short Canyon, Owen's Peak watershed, Kern County, California, USA
March 27, 2008
There were lots of these on Indigo Bush, Psorothamnus arborescens.

Close-up of a different one here:

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caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi

Moved
Moved from Hemileuca.

Looks to be Hemileuca
Ryan may be able to say which one.

 
Hemileuca burnsi
This is Hemileuca burnsi, which feeds on indigo bush.

 
thanks Ryan!
..

 
good
Thanks J & J -- that agrees with my own shaky guess as to genus... According to the CA Moth Specimen Database there are 8 Hemileuca in CA, 3 of them in Kern County.

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