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Photo#655697
Marsh boardwalk caterpillar - Hemileuca lucina

Marsh boardwalk caterpillar - Hemileuca lucina
October Mountain State Forest, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 2012

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Looks like we see
the spines of Hemileuca. Be careful!

 
Hemileuca
If this is Hemileuca, of which I am not certain, it would be an early instar. MA has two species, H. maia and H. lucina. I'm not sure if H. lucina has been reported this far west in MA, but this species is associated with marshy habitats.

 
Certainly H. lucina
An early instar, but yes it's out in Berkshire Co and the habitat makes sense.

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