I am often surprised and delighted with finding unexpected sightings in nature that I have never seen before! This morning I had one such encounter when I found a
above illustrates that characteristic of this banded tussock caterpillar.
Another characteristic suggested in my field guide book was that "this caterpillar species frequently rest on upper leaf surfaces in full view" . That fits this fuzzy fellow also as can be seen as it lies in full view on a Blue Jay Hosta Leaf. It was so easy to see right there in the open.
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar lying on a hosta leaf in full view.
So I conclude that this is a Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar found on a hosta leaf in Bird Alley this morning.
I am linking this post this morning to Eileen's Saturday's Critters located at: