What’s this caterpillar?
We live in Oregon and found this caterpillar in our backyard. We were wondering if you could tell us what kind it is. Thanks so much,
Emerson Vordermark

Hi Emerson,
This is a Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Lophocampa maculata. According to BugGuide: “Larvae prefer leaves of poplar and willow, but also feed on alder, basswood, birch, maple, oak.”

One Response to Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar

  1. kenstrothkamp says:

    Am doing a research project on this species and would like to get date of phopto, exact location, etc. Please contact me at kgs@lclark.edu. Thanks

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