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Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Euchaetes egle Twinsies &lt;3<br />
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Habitat: Milkweed in a meadow Euchaetes egle,Geotagged,Milkweed Tussock Moth,Summer,United States,caterpillar,larva Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Euchaetes egle

Twinsies <3

Habitat: Milkweed in a meadow

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous shot and I don't mind being compared to these beauties! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Wonder what they're talking about. Posted one year ago
      1. Probably some plant identification going on :P Posted one year ago
        1. Haha, or mushie ID. Posted one year ago

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''Euchaetes egle'', the Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar or Milkweed Tiger Moth, is a moth in the family Arctiidae. It is a common mid- through late-summer feeder on milkweeds and dogbane. Like most species in this family, it has chemical defenses it acquires from its host plants, in this case, cardiac glycosides. These are retained in adults and deter bats, and presumably other predators, from feeding on them. Adults indicate their unpalatability with clicks from their tymbal organs.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Mar 10, 2020. Captured Sep 13, 2019 10:51 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm