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July 24, 2011

"Thanks for the photo of the Sycamore Tussock Moth (in its caterpillar state). Many people think it is toxic and will cause a severe skin reaction. This is false - they are completely harmless to humans (though not to sycamore tree leaves which they feed upon)....they turn into moths in August."

Photographed in Central Park, Sunday July 24, 2011.