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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Caterpillar ID

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2014
5:03 PM

Post #9895455

Need an ID on this caterpillar. Thanks

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CatMint20906

CatMint20906
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2014
5:08 PM

Post #9895463

Is that a Buck Moth caterpillar?

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2014
5:18 PM

Post #9895474

Was wondering the same thing, but I have this photo that was ID'd as a Buck Moth Caterpillar and there are significant differences. Maybe someone will comment on both and resolve the issue.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 16, 2014
5:58 PM

Post #9895511

It is a caterpillar of a buck moth (Hemileuca maia). The color pattern of these caterpillars can be quite variable, but the two rows of dorsal stellate setae are constant...

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2014
6:37 PM

Post #9895548

So both caterpillars are Buck Moth larva? Didn't realize there was that much variation. Thank you so much Flapdoodle!

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