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milkweed tussock moth caterpillar

Euchaetes egie

Description:

This caterpillar avoids predation by accumulating alkaloid toxins which are concentrated in the milkweed's sap and also have defensive hairs. It is common mid to late summer.



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10 Comments

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 months ago

Daniele, Thank you. I did attempt to pull down the Menu with Categories but it wasn't working.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 months ago

I've changed the category for you Susan. When you're in Edit mode there should be pull down menu with Categories on the top right of your page, with the category currently selected showing.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 months ago

I wish I could touch your beauty, once in my lifetime!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 months ago

Your welcome, Susan Carol Sam.

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 months ago

Kostas, I would change the category as per your suggestion but I am not being given that option in edit. Will try again later.

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 months ago

Thank you maplemoth662!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 months ago

A beautiful photo, and a beautiful caterpillar...

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 2 months ago

Nice shot! Please change the category of the spotting from "Other" to "Arthropods". Caterpillars are larvae of lepidoptera and lepidoptera are arthropods.

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 months ago

Gilma, it is!

Michigan, USA

Lat: 43.13, Long: -83.03

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Sep 11, 2017

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