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Zebra Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#10293

Melanchra picta

Description:

Adult: head, thorax, and forewing deep reddish-brown; upper half of forewing dark brown from base to reniform spot; reniform spot gray-filled and indistinct; broken whitish subterminal line is only line clearly visible hindwing white with narrow brown band at outer margin Larva: two broad yellow horizontal stripes run along each side of body, separated by vertical black and white lines; head orange to bright red; legs and underside pink (Bugguide.net).

Habitat:

Canal/deciduous habitat

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3 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

thanks so much,beaker. As you can see ,I have not seen much caterpillars out here. Too much foliage .or just do not know when and where to look.

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

This spot is about 2 hours from Downers Grove, but you could reach the east end of the Hennepin Canal in less that 1 1/2 hours.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Beaker,how far is this place of spotting from Downers Grove illinois? IF Ever ,I revisit Chicago, i want to document stuff. We still have lots of friends out there.

beaker98
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beaker98

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 20, 2013

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