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Insect and Spider Identification: Caterpillar ID please

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back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9255970

I'm wondering what kind of caterpillar this is on my Parrotia persica. Thanks for any help.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9256088

Tiussock Moth, perhaps.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/687564/bgimage

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back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9256119

Thanks, I went back out today to see if it had streched out so I could get a better look but its already gone.
flatpickit
Charleston, SC

August 27, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9256123

I think it is more likely that this is the American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana).

http://bugguide.net/node/view/505
http://bugguide.net/node/view/84402/bgimage

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back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9256149

Thanks, I think that does look like a closer match.
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9258804

I found this moth exactly where the catterpillar had been. The catterpillar was much larger than this moth so I wasn't thinking they represent the same creature, but is there any connection? The picture is not great, I could try to get a better one tomorrow.Thanks.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2012
10:40 PM

Post #9258982

That looks like a Leafhopper, not a moth.
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9259139

Thanks, and I guess he/she is responsible for the leaf damage apparent in the photo. Thank you very much.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 3, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9263598

It's a treehopper/planthooper (superfamily Fulgoroidea), not a leafhopper, and as it is a sap sucker, it would not be responsible for the leaf damage shown.

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