Name of this caterpillar

Asked September 4, 2017, 11:33 PM EDT

Was walking, during Labor Day weekend, on the Appalachian trail toward the Annapolis Rock when one of our member of our group got this guy on his shirt. It's a small guy 1'', greenish with yellow hairs and 2 black lashes on the front end and a black head. Need help because, despite my effort, cannot put a binomial nomenclature on it.

Prince George's County Maryland wildlife insect identification caterpillar identification tussock moth caterpillar caterpillar id close-banded yellowhorn colocasia propinquilinea

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Our entomologist has identified this as an immature Close-banded yellowhorn caterpillar, a type of tussock moth.

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