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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Caterpillar ID

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2014
8:35 AM

Post #9893305

This caterpillar is defoliating my Amorpha canesens (Lead Plant). Any guesses?

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pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2014
7:41 PM

Post #9893916

Since it has a definite head & neck, I would say it is some sort of skipper caterpillar, but I don't which one. I planted my lead-plant as butterfly host plant - woody legumes are supposed to attract butterflies in the Sulphur family.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 15, 2014
6:41 AM

Post #9894137

Not a skipper - this appears to be a black-spotted Prominent caterpillar (family Notodontidae) - http://www.pbase.com/spiffma28/image/137347616

pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2014
8:11 AM

Post #9894197

I gather it turns into a nondescript moth. Too bad, and too bad it is one that aggregates and defoliates.
Flapdoodle Thanks for the ID

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2014
3:58 PM

Post #9894556

Yes, Flapdoodle Thanks for the ID!

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