Caterpillar ID

karyn1(7a)September 15, 2011

I'm in MD. I found 2 cats that I think are the same, one on a lotus leaf, and the other on turtlehead. What are they?

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

It looks like a smartweed caterpillar/Acrinicta oblinita. They eat a wide variety of plants and make a moth.
Sherry

Here is a link that might be useful: Smartweed Caterpillar

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 10:01AM
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karyn1(7a)

Thanks for the ID. It certainly does feed on a variety of plants. Such a drab moth and such a pretty caterpillar.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 1:15PM
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