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some kind of catepillar, hasnt harmed the plant too much im just curious as it looks so cool!
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You'd certainly be better off posting that at:
www.bugguide.net
Chris PS: Nice pic
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Western Tussock Moth
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On 6/15/2011 3:06 PM, Amos Nomore wrote:

That would be quite an out-of-place critter (from the US Pacific Northwest) if the OP is indeed in the UK as (s)he appears to be.
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Don't think so. Compare:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/17383
It's missing those large white tufts of bristles.
Chris
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In article

a bit of variability between instars. Geographical location can also account for quite a range of variability between separate populations of a species. However, John's geographical observation leads me to believe my ID is spurious. It is some species of tussock moth - that I am certain. Vapourer, anyone?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgyia_antiqua
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