Wednesday, June 9, 2010

spotted tussock moth ~ 06/09/10 ~ Mt. Madonna

spotted tussock moth
Lophocampa maculata

This caterpillar somehow landed on my arm while hiking. It was only about 1/2 inch long and, boy, did it have a lot of personality. I'm guessing it recently hatched and was still in the first or second instar.

ps 06/18/12 - I forgot to include this in my blog carnivals list exactly 2 years ago. I'm happy to report this blog post has been included in The Moth and Me #12 blog carnival, hosted at The Skeptical Moth new site.


biobabbler said...

cute! =)

Nature ID said...

It's thanks to one of your blog post that I even knew where to begin to look for ID.