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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi there! This is a nice spotting.
I believe you have a Sawfly (related to wasps) larva here and not a butterfly or moth caterpillar. I wouldn't have known the difference until recently but I had a couple of my "caterpillars" identified (partially) as Sawfly larvae as well. Mine were black but there are nice white ones very similar to yours here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/691663
http://bugguide.net/node/view/466762

Some info on Sawflies: http://bugguide.net/node/view/112/bgpage...
You will need to remove this from the Butterflies & Moths of the World mission though.

bandhturtlesite
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bandhturtlesite

Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on May 16, 2012

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