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What caterpillar please - Orgyia leucostigma

What caterpillar please - Orgyia leucostigma
Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
May 30, 2012

Moved from Orgyiini.


Moved from ID Request.

Tussock Moth caterpillar
Maybe this one:

The lep experts will be able to say for sure.

Thanks, Ken.
I see that it can create problems for some host plants. Sure is a cute little thing, though.

Orgyia leucostigma
It is a white-marked tussock moth. They're not a lot of fun if you accidentally touch one either.

LaciP - Thanks!
And thanks for the 'heads up' as far as touching one!