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Photo#31692
White Caterpillar - Lophocampa caryae

White Caterpillar - Lophocampa caryae
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Ah! Now reminds us more of
Hickory Tussock Moth - Lophocampa caryae. In the guide here, but where are the black side lashes?

 
I'm not sure..
I'm no expert but I wonder if this is a type of tussock not yet in the guide?

To my eye I see that in the guide all the HTM's have white bodies, with rows of black dots, on the top and side.
Mine seems to have a continous black stripe which is raised up in "mohawk" fashion, the sides appear striped, rather then dotted. And the head shape with the white face like impression leads me to wonder if this is something else?

-Gehan Gehale

* After further review I'm inclined to reverse my opinion and agree that this is an HTM. I looked at several other online guides at photos of HTM and see a lot of veriation, some with or with out the black tusses, some with dots, some with stripes. So I think this is just another variation...

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