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Southern Tussock Moth Life Cycle
Dasychira meridionalis

 

Southern Tussock Moth Caterpillar

This is the caterpillar of the Southern Tussock Moth
Very fuzzy!
The spines are a skin irritant and should not be hand handled.
I believe he came from my Oak Tree.
I found him crawling around on my patio.


Southern Tussock Moth Caterpillar

 

He made this cocoon on a rag I had in the back yard.
12/8/10

Southern Tussock Moth   Southern Tussock Moth

Here is the moth after emerging from the cocoon. 12/19/2010
So,it was cocooned for about 10 days.
This is a male.
The females have no wings!

Southern Tussock Moth


Southern Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Dasychira meridionalis

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