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A striking red caterpillar in the weeds of the backyard! My guess is that it's a gypsy moth caterpillar. I researched it a little and ran across something that suggested the red color might be because it was infested with nematodes. Can anyone confirm or deny?


Suburban weedscape.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

pretty caterpillar!

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Bartlett, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.23, Long: -89.83

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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