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Curved-lined Owlet Moth Caterpillar

Phyprosopus callitrichoides


2 - 2.25 inches long


Woodlands in the Poconos of Pennsylvania


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RickLampman 5 years ago

WOW !! These are VERY COOL !! Belated Congrats :)

Dhiren 5 years ago

Wow!! lovely insect.. grt photo..

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Thanks Reza. One of my top favorite caterpillars! I was surprised too!

Outstanding !

gatorfellows 6 years ago

Thanks for the video. I was wondering if they moved along similar to a looper. Great series:)

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Thanks so much! You can see from the video what a time I had snapping one photo. It moves fast. HA!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

What an interesting caterpillar - a Gymnastics entry in the London Olympics for the Beam, perhaps ? - Fantastic series Carol.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Very nice spotting. It would be nice if you could document its metamorphosis until it turns into a moth.

Aaron_G 6 years ago

I did watch but I wasn't sure if it was actually grasping with that area. Thanks!

CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

I believe so... did you see the video. That will answer your question. Thanks! It truly was an amazing caterpillar.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

wonderful spotting and series, Carol!

Aaron_G 6 years ago

They DO look like they're part of the prolegs, but I'm just not used to seeing a gap between them like this. Truly fascinating!

Aaron_G 6 years ago

Carol, was it using the terminal end to grasp and move?

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.88, Long: -75.59

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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