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Approximately 3/8th inch long; 1/16 inch diameter Head: Black T1 segment: Tan with dark band; T2 segment: Black horns Abdominal segments: fine setae A few older instars (second image) have an enlarged black head and darkened thorax and abdomen with hints of lighter stripes, and developing spines
Deciduous forest on north-facing slope near reservoir shore. Larvae on Post Oak (Quercus stellata) leaf; larvae had consumed several leaves. Remains of egg casings found on underside of leaf.
Thanks to Bug Guide for this identification
Spotted on Jul 24, 2015
Submitted on Jul 27, 2015
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