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ID on Cherry Munchers Please??

Posted by bandjzmom 7 NWGeorgia (My Page) on
Sun, May 8, 11 at 9:45

Hey guys! I am FINALLY back!! I have two Weeping Cherry Trees in my yard and one Western Sand Cherry shrub. I noticed that their leaves are chewed to bits, and I finally located this guy. What is he please? Some type of looper? Inchworm larva? Thanks!!~~Angie
Cherry Muncher/ ID??

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RE: ID on Cherry Munchers Please??

So good to hear from you, Angie!
I sure hope your community wasn't impacted too much by those horrible tornadoes!
I think your caterpillar is Erannis tiliaria/linden looper. The pictures on the internet show it with an orange head, but I notice yours has just molted - many cats lack their coloring for a few hours or more after molting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Erannis tiliaria

RE: ID on Cherry Munchers Please??

Thanks Sherry. I do believe you have pegged the little critter. what to do about them. They are eating my trees up.
My community was devestated by the tornadoes. I posted a video link at the "bandjzmom please check in" thread. Thanks for the ID.~~Angie

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