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Sequoia National Forest Caterpillar - Orgyia pseudotsugata

Sequoia National Forest Caterpillar - Orgyia pseudotsugata
Sequoia National Forest, Princess Campground, California, USA
August 21, 2011
Size: 1.5 inch
I took this photo as I observed a number of these insects crawling on the outside of my tent in early morning. They appear similar to some type of caterpillar.

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a moth caterpillar
The larvae of a douglas fir tussock moth:

 
Moth Caterpillar
Benjamin, thank you so much for solving this mystery for me. I just returned from another trip to Sequoia and remembered that I still didn't have any info on the caterpillar. Thanks again. Frances ;-)

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