CLOSED: Caterpillar

El Paso, TX

Hi. I found this small fellow inside of a cactus fruit.

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Minot, ND

I cannot be certain, but this might be a very young caterpillar of a moth in the family Pyralidae. There are at least 10 species in this family (Melitara sp. and Ozamia sp.) whose caterpillars will bore into cactus (primarily Opuntia sp. - prickly pears)...

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