It must be caterpillar season. Here is one more unknown caterpillar recently...

Asked July 25, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

It must be caterpillar season. Here is one more unknown caterpillar recently found that would be nice to know if it will grow into something I would like.

Prince George's County Maryland insect identification

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We don't know if it grows into something you will like, but this is the larvae of the banded tussock moth. It occurs in woodlands and forests from Canada to Florida. They eat many sorts of woody shrubs and tree leaves including alder, ash, birch, elm, grape, blueberry, oak, hickory, willow, walnut and hackberry.
Some people are sensitive to their hairs, so be careful if you handle them.
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