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The White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

The White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Distant Hill Garden [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr
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The White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar

White Marked Tussock Moth
Credit White Marked Tussock Moth / Mark Dreiling [CC BY-NC 3.0 US], Bugwood.org
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Mark Dreiling [CC BY-NC 3.0 US], Bugwood.org
White Marked Tussock Moth

The bristles on this caterpillar can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV's NatureScene, which began its long run in 1978. His field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated viewers. Rudy's knowledge of the complex inner-workings of different ecosystems and his great admiration for the natural world make him the perfect guide. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring from SCETV, Rudy has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.