CLOSED: What is this caterpillar?

Houston, TX

There were a bunch of them at the motel I was staying in SE Houston, they were so different from any other caterpillar I've seen before.

This message was edited Apr 20, 2019 6:55 PM

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Minot, ND

This is a tussock moth caterpillar in the genus Orgyia; likely Orgyia detrita, the fir tussock moth. See https://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/URBAN/MEDICAL/tussock_moths.htm for details.

Houston, TX

Thank you, sir!

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