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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Mystery on my Golden Sage

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9517616

This guy is about 3 inches long on my Golden Sage. Does not move when touched, remains rigid. Can be wiggled back and forth like a stem, which I thought it was at first.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

May 12, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9517836

Caterpillar of a moth in the family Geometridae. Commonly called loopers, inchworms, or spanworms, they lack prolegs on most abdominal segments and move in a characteristic 'looping' fashion and many (such as yours) are excellent twig mimics.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2013
9:36 AM

Post #9517879

Again, thanks for the ID Flap! Only one on the plant, so Ill leave it alone

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