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Caterpillar ID

Posted by karyn1 7a (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 9:46

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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RE: Caterpillar ID

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Smartweed Caterpillar

RE: Caterpillar ID

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

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