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Yellownecked Caterpillar

Datana ministra

Description:

Black and yellow striped caterpillar with long, white hairs. They have black heads and a yellow "neck". When disturbed, they assume a threatening posture by lifting the anterior and posterior parts of their bodies.

Habitat:

Habitat: Feeding gregariously on shrubs in a bog. It was completely defoliating them.


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New York, USA

Lat: 41.77, Long: -73.73

Spotted on Aug 25, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2019

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