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Walnut Caterpillar

Datana integerrima

Habitat:

Spotted two on and at the bottom of a pecan tree.

Notes:

Could use help with ID on this one.

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5 Comments

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 7 years ago

That looks like it to me, ForestDragon. Looks like in some the white lines are are bolder or have more white lines, others none. Thanks for your help!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

I just did a quick search. I think Murray was on the right track but Datana angusii has red legs and more distinct white markings from what I can see.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/253180/bgp...

Datana intergerrima (Walnut Caterpillar Moth) might be more likely and is correct for the tree species (they feed on hickory, pecan and walnut).
See what you think:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3234

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 7 years ago

Thanks for trying to help Murray! @ ForestDragon, added a picture with a view of it's back.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Courtney, do you have any other views of this caterpillar (a view of the back would be very helpful). A description of the colors would also help!

MurrayDaniels
MurrayDaniels 7 years ago

I can't say this is right, but it's the closest I could find.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...
Angus' Datana (Datana angusi)

courtneyhitson
Spotted by
courtneyhitson

Fitzgerald, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2013

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