Caterpillar ID please

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

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

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(Zone 7a)

Tiussock Moth, perhaps.

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

This message was edited Aug 27, 2012 5:04 PM

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

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

Charleston, SC

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

This message was edited Aug 27, 2012 6:34 PM

This message was edited Aug 27, 2012 6:35 PM

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

Thanks, I think that does look like a closer match.

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

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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(Zone 7a)

That looks like a Leafhopper, not a moth.

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

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

Minot, ND

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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