Entomology (Study of Bugs)/identification

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Can you help ID the catepillar in my pic..
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Hi Steven
Without examining it up close I am almost sure it is the caterpillar of a Tussock Moth. The furry body and the projections on the head are characteristic of Tussock moths. Put it in a container with some leaves and let it spin a cocoon When it emerges it may be easier to identify the species. Meanwhile goggle Tom Murrey's Caterpillars and look at some photos

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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