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Copper Underwing

Amphipyra pyramidoides


Mainly green color, thin yellow strip on both side, with black dots breaking up the yellow line. Thin white strip down the back.


SW PA, found it on a Wild Cherry leaf. Put it in a jar overnight and it ate all the leaves that we're in there with it.

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Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidoides

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

NRumbaugh, because this is the Copper Underwing Moth, could you please add this to the mission, Moths of The Americas? Thanks do much! These caterpillars are real beauties.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

I have seen this!

HaydenG 11 years ago

You see the large protrusion in the abdomen? It's supposed to make the abdomen look like the head, helping the caterpillar sustain minimal damage when attacked.

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Beautiful, nice colour!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

nice series!

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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