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Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2001
3:52 AM

Post #15233

What will I be?
Does anyone know what kind of caterpillar I am? Will I be a beautiful butterfly some day? The lady who took my picture thinks I'm so pretty and 'cute', she can't imagine I'd grow up to be anything less than a beautiful butterfly.

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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


October 6, 2001
4:11 AM

Post #141074

Milkweed tussock moth is the closest I can find http://www.emmajesty.com/htmldocs/pagehtmls/batlasmoths.html

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2001
4:46 AM

Post #141087

That looks pretty close Poppysue. Maybe the male and female look a little different? But a moth? That pretty little guy will be a moth? Must be one of the prettier ones!
Thank you. Joy

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2001
4:50 AM

Post #141090

I found a picture of the Milkweed tussock moth. Not nearly as pretty as he is now! http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/moths/ky/1892.htm

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