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American lappet moth (larva)

Phyllodesma americana

Description:

Found walking along the sidewalk, apparently ready to pupate as it wrapped its cocoon just hours after being found and pupated within the cocoon a few days later. The cocoon was dissected to monitor pupation.

Notes:

First time seeing this larva!

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Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2017
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

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