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Buck Moth: Feb 2011

posted Feb 27, 2011 6:35 AM by Hester Burch

The buck moth (Hemileuca sp.) caterpillar turns into a beautiful black and white moth.

Be aware: the book by David Wagner- Caterpillars of Eastern North America, states that the spines of this caterpillar can discharge poison causing skin irritations.


Buck Moth caterpillar

Buck moth 2

Photos copyright Hester Burch


Found by visiting first grade students May 2010.

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