Image Number: 9009076

The tussock moth caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae: Dasychira spp.) feeds on a variety of forest trees and shrubs. This genus is not known to cause serious problems in the forest. Their hairs may cause a skin reaction in some people.
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Angelina County, Texas, United States


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Lymantriidae
Subfamily: Orgyiinae
Tribe: Orgyiini
Genus: Dasychira
Subject: Dasychira spp. Huebner 1802
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Image uploaded:
Monday, November 17, 2003
Image last updated:
Monday, November 24, 2008