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Echo moth

Seirarctica echo

Description:

From Bugguide: Identification Caterpillar: "Fire orange with black and yelow bands across dorsum. Setae, mostly black, arising from raised orange warts...Spiracles bright white."(1) There were many different instars on several different plants. This one was about 2" long. From Wkipedia: "Seirarctia is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae. It contains the single species Seirarctia echo, the Echo Moth, which is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.[1] The habitat consists of thickets, scrubwoods and open areas. The wingspan is about 45 mm.[2] The larvae feed on various woody plants, including coontie, cabbage palmetto, crotons, lupine, oak and persimmon. They are bright orange with black and yellow bands and bright white spiracles."

Habitat:

Longleaf pine Sandhill, in The "Salt Springs Island", Ocala National Forest. The area had a prescribed burn 3 months ago.

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2 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 9 years ago

Thanks ! I had to do a bit of contorting with my arm - the critter really crawled fast!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 9 years ago

How do I shuffle them? Do I have to upload them again?

MrsPbio
Spotted by
MrsPbio

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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