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My friend found this caterpillar in south-central Tennessee in August. No identification guides or databases I've searched had a similar picture. Does anyone know the name of this species?

white waxy/hairy insect larvae

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It is hard to be sure without clearer pictures, but that looks like something in the genus Eriocampa and it could be a Butternut Woollyworm (Eriocampa juglandis).

Picture taken in Kentucky from BugGuide.net © 2015 by dan40165: Butternut Woollyworm (Eriocampa juglandis) from Bugguide.net

These are the larvae of a sawfly (so not technically a caterpillar) and are about 1 inch long.

You can learn more about this particular species here. To narrow down the exact species it would be helpful to edit more information into your post including the types of plants in the area.

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