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caterpillar identification

Posted by Davis1004 8a (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 14:39

Can anyone tell me what moth or butterfly these would have turned into? I have found 3 clusters of these on blueberry bushes. I don't see them until they have eaten all the leaves off of a branch.


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RE: caterpillar identification

Somewhere in this house I have a book on US Insect Pests and that caterpillar is on the cover. I can't find the book but I do remember not being impressed with the moth it made. I see them every year. By the time they are this big they are almost done growing and soon will climb down and pupate.


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RE: caterpillar identification

It seems to be Drexel's Datana. I don't know if that's good or bad.

Here is a link that might be useful: Drexel's Datana


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RE: caterpillar identification

nice thing about clusters on a bush is you can clip off the branch and dispose of all of them at once.


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