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Milkweed Tussock Moth - Hodges#8238 - Euchaetes egle

Milkweed Tussock Moth - Hodges#8238 - Euchaetes egle
Camp Creek Run, Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 13, 2011
The patch of milkweed was covered in Euchaetes egle (Milkweed Tussock Moth - Hodges#8238) caterpillars. Here are several different stages, all under one leaf.

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Nice find!
Great to have images of the different instars. Always difficult to ID those young caterpillars.

 
Milkweed Tussock Moth
i had found one of these when i was walking in the woods so i brought it home,it made its cocoon,there seem to be white "eggs" on the cocoon,can the caterpillars themselves lay eggs or no???

 
No
A picture would help, but could it be parasitic wasp cocoons?

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