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Noctuid Caterpillar on chamise from Santa Barbara

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Hi. Could somebody please enlighten me as to who this caterpillar is? I'm pretty sure it's a noctuid, and it's quite abundant on chamise in the mountains outside Santa Barbara. I'm hoping for at least a genus-level ID.

Cheers!

This message was edited Oct 29, 2012 4:45 AM

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Minot, ND

It looks like one of the sallows in the genus Feralia - see http://bugguide.net/node/view/536216/bgimage for an example.

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