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Caterpillar about 1 1/4 long. Purplish coloration with yellow bands and darker stripes.
Forest, on stinging nettles.
What a striking color for a caterpillar! Great find.
Thanks ingrid and Jason. I was really surprised find such a colorful caterpillar almost out of nowhere
adorable little guy!
Thanks Dan and Sckel! I think I found the ID. Lycia ursaria looks very similar. This one seems more purple though...
omg. it's beautiful
Wow! Don't think I've ever seen a purple caterpillar.
I will definitely take a closer look at the stinging nettles. Normally I try to stay away from them:)
Thanks Stephanie! Yea, last winter flipping through some of my moth and butterfly guilds I realized that nettles are host plant to tons of different species. Found this Linden Looper Moth Cat on nettles too. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/385...
Beautiful photos Logan! I will be checking out the stinging nettles in my area!
Spotted on Jun 4, 2014 Submitted on Jun 14, 2014
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