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Caterpiller  - Lophocampa maculata

Caterpiller - Lophocampa maculata
San Bernardino Nat'l Forest, 8,500 ft., Riverside County, California, USA
Size: 21/2-3 in.
Looks like it's a Tussock or Tiger moth caterpillar from the info?
Are these little ones harmless?

Thanks,

scott

I am conducting a research pr
I am conducting a research project on this species and would like to get some additional informaion on the photo. I am a biochemist at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR. Please contact me by email at the address with this comment or at kgs@lclark.edu. Thanks.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

i agree too,
i raised about 20 of these this year, and they are fun for kids, and (even for old kids like me..)

 
Thanks to all of you for the
Thanks to all of you for the reply & comments.
Am I correct about the common names?

Can anyone direct me to a photo of what this will look like when it becomes a moth?

peace,

scott

 
Oops
Lophocampa, not Lophocampha. Enter "Lophocampa maculata" in the Search function and you will see adults aplenty.

 
Or just click the "Images" tab at the top of this page :-)
...to see lots of adult moths for this caterpillar

 
Thanks Aaron, I've seen these
Thanks Aaron, I've seen these moths, now I know the connection.
BTW, random question, anyone know what eats holes in clothes?
Thxs, Scott

I agree with the L. maculata
I agree with the L. maculata ID, though I'm not an expert either. It's setae ('hairs') should be absolutely harmless.

Lophocampha maculata?
Just a guess, plz wait for a proper lepidopterist. No idea whether it has urticating spines or not.

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