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Saddled Prominent Caterpillar

Heterocampa guttivitta

Description:

The larvae feed on the foliage of a wide range of woody plants, including apple, birch, blueberry, dogwood, hazel, maple, oak, sumac and walnut. The first two instars cling to silken feeding mats on the underside of the leaf. They skeletonize the leaf leaving only a few major veins. Later instars feed on the outside of the leaf consuming all the tissue except major veins. The species overwinters in the pupal stage in a cocoon buried in leaf litter on the ground. - wikipedia

Habitat:

Woodland habitat at Bellevue State Park


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Iowa, USA

Lat: 42.25, Long: -90.43

Spotted on Jun 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 18, 2016

Spotted for mission

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