Artichoke Plants
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Does anyone know what type of caterpillar this is?

Zone 79938 | Bridget Peeni added on March 31, 2019 | Answered

It is on an artichoke plant in El Paso TX.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 1, 2019

This appears to be a Tussock moth caterpillar – Found in the south, this hairy caterpillar can defoliate small trees and they assemble hard-to-scrape-off cocoons. Watch out, their hair can be irritating to the skin. Remove and drop into soapy water.

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