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Green larva with brown/black appendage which is held covering the back, or can be held straight out.
Vegetable garden, eggplant leaf.
Yes, and I also read that it can be composed of remnants from a prior molt... Fascinating!
The brown/black stuff you see on this larva is called a fecal shield. It is exactly what it sounds like. These larvae use feces to help mask their appearance. Kind of neat and gross at the same time.
Spotted on Jul 14, 2014 Submitted on Jul 14, 2014
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