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Any ideas? I've been looking but haven't found anything yet!
I have no doubt that this is a Common Buckeye caterpillar:http://bugguide.net/node/view/636519/bgi...http://bugguide.net/node/view/636518/bgi...That spikey head and the lighter spines around it were a big help with finding the ID for this one. Very cool caterpillar!
Very pretty caterpillar! It looks to me like a stinging caterpillar. If so, combined with the fact that it was found in North Carolina, it's most likely a buck moth caterpillar. The orange color is unusual, but the picture I referenced above also has orange in it. If you browse bugguide or elsewhere, you'll see a fair bit of color variation, but the stingers are distinctive.
Looks like something in the fritillary family.
Spotted on Sep 30, 2012 Submitted on Oct 1, 2012
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