Identification: help me identify a caterpillar

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  1. emmasnow

    emmasnow New Member

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    I found a caterpillar in New Westminster by my child's school. I took it home to keep to educate my child as I haven't seen a caterpillar in quite awhile. I am trying to identify it as it does not look like a common tent caterpillar. Can anyone help? I have put several different types of leaves in its environment and it seems to feed on the oak leaves. I have attached a photo.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    With those tufts maybe some kind of tussock moth. But there are a lot of different species of insects.
     

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