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Any ideas? I've been looking but haven't found anything yet!

5 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

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!

drpalombella
drpalombella 8 years ago

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.

eftco88
eftco88 8 years ago

Very nice!

Nicole_D_19
Nicole_D_19 9 years ago

Cool

MelanieRochat-Hyde
MelanieRochat-Hyde 9 years ago

Looks like something in the fritillary family.

RyanWarner
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RyanWarner

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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