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River Birch Dagger Moth

Acronicta betulae

Description:

Coloration is sea foam with some accent colors in rusty/orange brown. Hairy around the outside of it's body. This is the second one I've found in an oak tree, clinging very tightly to the branch. Maybe 1 inch long.

Habitat:

west central ga

Notes:

I was told in a separate forum that this is not Lepidoptera.... but had some help on bug guide and looks very much like an immature river birch dagger moth caterpillar last time I saw one like this: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13... This had the best pics for the young caterpillars: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

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momsavang
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momsavang

Cataula, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Aug 26, 2020
Submitted on Nov 21, 2020

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